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The Essential Guide to Science Fairs

Do you want to learn how to rock the science fair this year? Science fair season is right around the corner and we’re here to help you think of just the right idea. This project is a chance to learn something new, be creative, and have a lot of fun…we’re excited to see where it takes you!

Let’s get started by looking around your house and your life for inspiration:

  • Think about things that are interesting to you – Do you have a pet?

  • ​Think about what types of food or toys they like, and why, or even whether things like music and light affect their behavior.

  • Brainstorm practical problems you could try to solve – Maybe you live in a rainy area and want to find a way to harvest rain water at your house.

Challenge commonly accepted statements – Have you ever heard someone say (or maybe said yourself) “Quiet down, I can’t hear myself think!”? You can test that idea by having someone solve brain teasers with different volumes of background noise.

We’ll show you a few fun ideas:

  • With a little effort you and learn about why your favorite summer pool toys float.

  • Test out the “Five Second Rule” and determine whether it’s really safe to eat food that’s been dropped!

  • Research how a daily coffee or soda habit impacts a person’s heart rate.

Still looking for inspiration? Check out these cool video of ideas from a science-loving engineer and inventor. No matter what idea you pick, remember that it’s important to follow the steps of the scientific method in your research and to clearly communicate what you learn.

Tag your ideas and final pictures in the comments, we’d love to see what you come up with!

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