Science projects don’t have to be boring. With a few simple twists you can create fun science projects and experiments that are entertaining to make and fun to watch as well. The trick to creating fun science projects is to take what you already enjoy doing, and investigate the science behind it.
Here are some tips to help you brainstorm some fun ideas for your science project, whether it’s for a science fair or school.
Rather than focusing on the big picture, try to find a specific scientific phenomenon you can explore in your science project. So if you’re doing a science project for biology, rather than focusing on all aspects of the animal kingdom, pick a specific animal, one you like, and explore a specific aspect about that animal. If you love dogs, focus on a specific breed of dog.
Pick Something You Like
This may go without saying, but if you want to create a fun science project, pick a topic you can have fun with. If you have to build a physics experiment, pick something you have fun with – a sport or a hobby that you can use to illustrate whatever aspect of physics you desire. If you like baseball, create a pendulum out of a dowel rod to simulate the bat hitting the ball to see the optimal angle the bat should strike the ball to hit a homerun.
While most school science projects have specific requirements a teacher expects to see, you can still be creative within these parameters.
Most science projects require the use of the scientific method, so be sure to include your research, hypothesis, prediction, experimentation and draw a conclusion based on your experiment. Don’t worry if your hypothesis is proven wrong. Just think of how many failed experiments Thomas Edison went through before he designed a working lightbulb.
Have Fun Creating the Project
Chances are, if you had fun creating your science project, the end result will be fun as well.
Check out the following websites for ideas to create your own fun science projects.
Click HERE to see a wide selection of fun science projects involving plants.
Click HERE to see a large number of fun science experiments involving optics and the physics of common toys.
Click HERE to see all kinds of really fun science experiments you can perform with common household products as well as more advanced science projects.
Whatever your interests are, there’s a fun science project just waiting to be found using a little imagination and creativity.
Just remember don’t get too caught up in the fun. Your science project still must adhere to the scientific method – just be sure to have fun doing it!
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