Science projects are an excellent way to get students excited about science. Science fairs give the students an opportunity to explore a variety of different topics and decide what topics are of interest to them. Hands on learning has always been an effective method for teaching children and that is why science projects are so popular. There a variety of different things students can build or studies they can conduct to create a unique and interesting science project, but it is important to guide them towards something that is interesting, yet attainable through their own work.
If your child is interested in computers and technology, guide them towards working on a project related to those topics. Have them build a model or create a working version of a common appliance. Use the internet to gather information and ideas.
Children who are interested in the environment may enjoy conducting related experiments or studies. They may like collecting samples from nature and using them as control specimens in their experiment. Have them go outside for a nature walk and brainstorm their science project. Encourage them to record data and make charts when their project is complete.
When children are interested in chemistry classic projects like forming crystals or making volcano are great ideas. They can create a spin on these projects, conduct studies and make make charts and graphs that coincide with their data. There are many chemistry related experiments that children can easily do. use the internet to research the possibilities with them. There are many great science projects that kids can complete on their own. The most important thing you can do as a parent, is not take over the project. The whole point of a science fair project is for children to learn through trail and error and exploration of new subjects.