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If you want a "Rockin Good" science fair project here are some good ideas for science fair projects that are likely to win awards. What fun it will be to see these award winning ideas science fair projects for several different grade levels. Consider one of these proven winners for your next science fair. Make science fun with a winning project. No matter what you are interested in, whether it be tsunamis, or super bowls, there are wonderful science fair ideas in all these topics. The secret to a winning science fair project is to choose a topic you like and find a project to match it. Take a look at these fun science fair project ideas. Start your science fair project today. Each science fair project includes about 15 pages of easy-to-follow directions to help you create your project step-by-step.

Also included in each science fair project::

  • Details about the scientific method
  • List of needed materials
  • Detailed list of step-by-step procedures that are easy to follow
  • Vital information on how to make your presentation
  • Details about "What the judges are looking for"

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There are more all time best science fair projects that you can choose from, actually over 400 other science fair projects. Every subject is covered including chemistry, physics, biology, computer and environmental sciences, and more. Choose it and print it now; start your science fair project right away!


Do people who drive regular cars observe the traffic laws better than people who drive SUV's? Do women observe the laws better than men?
You can be a social psychologist in this really interesting project where you will observe the driving habits of different people in different types of cars to see if it influences their driving habits.

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Which liquid will evaporate the fastest under cold, normal and warm temperatures?
You will have a lot of fun with this project for younger grades where you will test six different liquids at room temperature, in the frig and in the direct sun to see which one evaporates the fastest.

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Do ladybugs prefer certain colors?

All of you budding naturalists and life science lovers will love this project. It is all about attracting ladybugs to your garden to help get rid of garden pests.

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What types of living things are available as food in the owl's environment?

Owls are one of the most peculiar looking birds around. Their large heads and forward-facing eyes make them very unique looking creatures. Another unique feature of the owl is the pellet they spit out. Owl pellets give us the chance to study this bird in an unusual way. This experiment will show you how to learn about the owl's diet and habitat by investigating the owl's pellets. In order to conduct this experiment, you will need to order owl pellets online in advance.

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EXAMPLE OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Long long ago, a young man whose father was a farmer observed the corn fields planted in his field. He noticed that some corn grew tall and healthy, while other corn plants barely grew at all.

This puzzled him, so he observed the corn some more. He would go view the fields at different times of the day. He noticed that tallest corn was growing in the sunniest parts of the field. The shortest corn was growing in the shadiest part of the field. He wondered if the amount of sun affected the corn's growth, or maybe it was different amounts of water or differences in the soil or differences in something that he didn't yet know about. He didn't know but he wanted to focus on one of these variables and test it. He thought he would first test the amount of sunlight. He asked himself, "Does sunlight affect the height of corn?" (He asked a question.) At that time there had been no scientific studies done on this so he couldn't just look it up in a book. No one yet knew the answer!

He learned more about corn by reading what he could find. He found out what time of year it grows and where in the world it grows. He learned what climates were in those areas. After more observations, he guessed that "The more sun corn gets, the taller it grows." (This was his hypothesis.) It was just a guess though. He wanted to PROVE he was correct.

To prove his hypothesis he carried out a study. He grew corn seeds in 4 separate locations, each with a different amount of sunlight. (sunlight is the variable he changed so it is called the independent variable) Some got sun for 6 hours a day, some got sun for 4 hours a day, others 2, and some got no sun at all. He made sure they all had equal amounts of water and that they were planted in the same type of soil. He used the same type of corn seeds and he planted several seeds in each location. Why did he make sure all these other variables were the same? These variables that were kept constant are called the controlled variables. They did not change.

He measured the corn each week and recorded the height of each plant. He kept accurate records of the corn growth.

After 2 months he evaluated his results and concluded that his hypothesis looked to be correct. The more sun the plants got, the taller they seemed to grow.

The Farmer's Son Carried Out The Scientific Method!

1) He asked a question (or stated the problem).

Does sunlight affect the height of corn?

2) He learned more about the topic.

He observed that plants grow higher in some parts of the garden. He learned where corn grows around the world and what climates were found in those areas.

3) He made a hypothesis. Based on what he learned and observed he made an educated guess to answer his question.

The more sun the corn gets, the higher it will grow.

4) He carried out a well planned experiment to prove his hypothesis.

He exposed the plants to various sunlight conditions and made sure the other variables such as water and soil were all the same.

5) He concluded that his experiment supported his hypothesis.

The more sun, the taller the corn.

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