Step 1:  Pick an idea that your student is genuinely curious about.

  1. -What shampoo will keep my hair from tangling?

  2. -Will different shaped bubble wands change the shape of the bubble?

  3. -What melts ice the fastest?

  4. -What shape boat floats the best?

  5. -Which track makes my car go fastest?

  6. -Does the amount of water in a cup change the sound it makes when I hit it?

  7. -Does my lunch box keep my sandwich cooler than a paper sack would?

  8. -Does putting an ice pack in my lunch box really keep my sandwich cooler?

  9. -Which thermos keep my soup at the highest temperature?

  10. -Does the temperature of my body go up when I am exercising and getting hot and sweaty?

  11. -Does the temperature of my body go down when I am resting?

  12. -Does the temperature of my body go down when I am in a cool room or outside when it is cool?

  13. -Does the temperature of the inside of my car go up on a warm or hot day?

  14. -Does the temperature of the inside of my car go up or down when the windows are left open?

  15. -Does temperature make milk change?

  16. -Does temperature make crayons change?

  17. -Does temperature make water change?

  18. -Does a cube of ice melt faster if I put salt on it or if I let it sit in a cup in the room?

  19. -Does salt help plants grow?

  20. -Does my plant really need sunlight?

  21. -Does my plant really need water?

  22. -Which of my cars goes down the track faster?

  23. -Do all rocks sink?

  24. -Does all fruit float?

  25. -Do all vegetables float?

  26. -Which of my toys float?

  27. -Does shape help things float?

Step 2:  Research

  1. -Go to the library and read about your topic.  You can search the Roscoe Wilson Library

Step 3:  Try It!

  1. -Gather your materials.

  2. -Write down how you are going to test your project. This is your procedure.

  3. -Test your experiment and find out what happens.

  4. -Take pictures.

  5. -Write down what happens in a notebook.

Step 4: Create a Board to Share Your Project

  1. -Write your question at the top as a title.

  2. -Include a section that says: We asked (Question)

  3. -Include a section that says:  We predicted (Hypothesis)

  4. -Include a section that says: We did (Procedure)

  5. -Include a section that says: We found out (Results)

  6. -Include a section that says: We learned (Conclusion)

  7. -Include any pictures, charts, or notebooks that help to show the judges what you did.


Step 5:  Bring your board to science fair!

  1. -A judge may may want to know more about your project.  Be ready to answer them.

  2. -Think about these questions:  Why did you want to do this project?  What did you find out?  What happened?  What was your hypothesis?


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