science fair(y) projects for kids

March 11, 2014

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Oh, dear lord no, I thought when I received an email about science fair project ideas. At what age does that start?  The kids may be in the single digits, but we all know I’m nearing my last lap in the 30s. Must my scrapbook of accomplishments now include weird science, aside from hormone replacement therapy and control-release ceramides?

Quite frankly, I don’t know when they begin to submit science fair projects, but I hope my children take an interest in molecular gastronomy, at least. Top Chef for Kids, using science to make the best Green Eggs & Ham of your life. Or there’s always home brewed Kombucha. Since my beans are only in first grade, perhaps we’ll begin with early brainstorming by way of this list of movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix. Have you seen this list of successful science fair projects? Makes volcanoes and rainbow roses look like undercooked monkfish. Better bring on the inspiration while they’re really young!

Titles to inspire blue ribbon worthy projects:

#NetFlixKids
1. How Stuff Works
2. How Do They Do It
3. Is It Possible?
4. Build It Bigger
5. How the Universe Works
6. Extreme Engineering
7. Mythbusters

Titles to encourage curiosity and problem-solving:

#NetFlixKids
1. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
2. Peep and the Big Wide World
3. Magic School Bus: All Dried Up
4. Animal Mechanicals
5. Wild Kratts

Come the weekend, we are going to attempt a science project. Though I’m not choosing what that project will be, not without them, as that’s part of the project, right?

Ask a Question
Do Background Research
Construct a Hypothesis
Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
Communicate Your Results

First, we’re watching one of these titles though. I’ve gotta work up to this.

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As a Netflix Stream Team member, I received an Apple TV and a year’s subscription to Netflix in exchange for sharing 1 post each month about Netflix movies and TV Shows. As always, though, all opinions are mine, mine, mine!

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4 Responses to “science fair(y) projects for kids”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    When I was a kid my mom had a book called “science experiments you can eat.” It was awesome! Not sure if it’s still in print, but might be up your alley?

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  2. Wendy Says:

    Oh Stephanie – I miss your old posts so much. I am going to need a mega Boca tell-all post, or some insane makeup tutorial to make up for this – sorrynotsorry.

    Reply

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