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Science Fair With An Energy Efficiency Flair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In order to learn more about energy conservation, pupils work to promote energy efficiency by participating in a school-wide science fair with an emphasis on energy conservation. In addition to displaying their projects, learners invite...
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Teacher's Guide to Science Projects

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...
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Geothermal Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as...
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My Science Project

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary learners complete pre-reading, writing, and post-reading activities for the book My Science Project. They complete a writing assignment, go over vocabulary, respond to short-answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Science Fair Project - Electric Pulse Motor

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a complex project, it's ideal for your older learners. Discuss electric currents and solar energy before building the motor to preload information. While sound is not included here, the steps are described through text and visual...
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Science Fair Secrets for Parents

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Find the right science fair project. Steve Spangler shows how to use a demonstration and turn it into an experiment. Additionally, he talks about the importance of coming up with a hypothesis.
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Science Fair Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine the steps for developing science fair projects. They visit stations where they examine posters, books, and paper that describe how to research and design a science fair project. Additionally, they take notes on how to...
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Guide to a Successful Science Fair

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Find the right science fair project. Steve Spangler shows how to use a demonstration and turn it into an experiment. Additionally, he talks about the importance of coming up with a hypothesis.
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Student Designed Investigations Part 4 - Poster Presentations/Science Fair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Third through fifth graders prepare posters to present at a science fair. Working with a partner, pupils conduct investigations and  prepare a poster to present their findings. They rehearse their presentations, and add visual aids;...
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Coal Science Fair Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners select one of the ideas for a science project reflecting their knowledge about coal. They then choose a catchy title to spark interest that describes their project. They use the scientific method to explain the process.
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Science Fair Space

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students determine the most equitable way to share space and cost between three schools for a fictional science fair. Given a diagram, a word problem, and a data set, students analyze and explain the best way for all schools to share...
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Sensational Science Fair Presentation

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify everyday mysteries for scientific investigation. They design and lead research into self-generated qeustions, form hypotheses, experiment and gather data, and process results. They then create visual displays of their...
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How To Make a Science Concept Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a clever way to get your pupils thinking about a science topic they'd like to research for a report, or a project they'd like to do for a science fair. The three-step process is easy to follow, and it really should help your...
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Cleaning up an oil spill

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Small groups complete a science project involving cleaning up an oil spill. In this experiment, pupils use 4 different sorbents to discover which one absorbs the most oil.  Afterward, they make a data table.
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Science Fair/ Exit Project

For Teachers 8th
This lesson is intended to get the student to commit to a Science Fair project through a series of questions. They find beginning resources and commit to one Science Fair Project. Students review the scientific method.
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Lab Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A set of instructions and a 100-point grading rubric have been designed for writing lab reports. Appropriate for middle schoolers, this lays out what to include for each of the six steps in the scientific method: title, hypothesis,...
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Helmet Safety

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Here is a very important demonstration on why it's so important to wear helmets when doing any kind of high speed activity. A third grader's science fair project tested four different types of helmet: football, ski, skateboard, and...
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Presenting Powerful Outlines for Science Fair Reports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine and reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community and become familiar with one scientist's experience preparing a report. They identify key points to build a strong science report and create a...
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Improving Teamwork through Science Fair Projects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Embrace the science fair as a way for learners to use the scientific method while improving their cooperative learning skills.
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Take the Pain Out of Science Fair Projects

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Instead of dreading the season of science fair projects, make it a pleasure for everyone involved.
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How to Make a Lava Lamp the Easy Way

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Blobs in a bottle? This looks a lot like a lava lamp! With a few simple ingredients and five minutes, your class can have its own lava lamp. Use this science project to introduce the idea of density, and cap the bottle when you're...
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The Scientific Method, Blood Typing, and Antibiotic Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are given some components of an experiment, where they are able to identify and fill in missing parts, such as hypothesis, conclusion, results, etc. They form a hypothesis given general scientific facts. Students apply the...
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Introduce Vocabulary: The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students read The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School, listening for 3 pre-selected, tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the...
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CO2 Sandwich

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
There's not much to this video. Steve Spangler and his twin sons visit 9 News and perform the classic chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda to produce carbon dioxide gas. Where the value is in this video clip is that they set...

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