Elementary science fair projects are the stepping blocks for many young scientists. These are the years in which young students can be given the tools to perform a scientific experiment to answer the questions they have about the world. They can learn the skills that will help them right through school and life. To be able to question something and then to find out the answer to it by performing a structured experiment is gold, even if they are not pursuing a scientific career.
Science projects should always be fun, though. It should be in an area that interests that child. Whether, a question relates to art, sport or even just video games. They could perform an experiment seeing whether regular playing of a game improves skill at that game. Science
is such a wide field that the options are truly endless. We will never run out of things to question. Though, this big range of options can overwhelm someone who is trying to find a suitable project. Some science fair ideas may get you started and they will hopefully inspire you to be creative and original. Use your past knowledge and the knowledge of others to put your own spin on the experiments or use them as a launching pad for your own ideas.
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.
-- William Lawrence Bragg --
Some people find it hard to come up with an idea. Either because you can’t think of any experiments you find interesting or because you are trying to make it perfect. Your experiment does not have to revolutionize the way we live our lives. With elementary school science fair projects just be original and creative.
As a student moves up the year levels or grades the science fair projects essence does not change. The only thing that changes is the expectation. The standards get raised and experiments become more complex. In elementary science fair projects involvement from a
parent/teacher is acceptable and advised to the extent of helping to pick out the question and helping with the design process of the experiment. The experiment will only require a short amount of time to perform and only a basic understanding of science.
Always check with your science teacher that the experiment you choose is suitable and safe to perform. Remember safety is a key aspect of science and remember to have fun while doing your science fair projects and you might learn a thing or two.