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Science Fair Experiment: Invention Convention

by ALTEC The University of Kansas

Students were asked to use what they learned about simple machines to create an invention. They were guided through the invention process: finding problems and then creating solutions to those problems. The students not only created their inventions, but also made a display board to go along with their invention. All students' inventions were then displayed during our Grade Three Invention Convention. Teachers used the rubrics to grade the assignment, students and parents used them to help design their display board and invention. The Invention Convention was the culminating project to our unit on simple machines and our entire year of science. You can find the RubiStar rubric for this project at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=ShowRubric&module=Rubistar&rubric_id=235758
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This page offers a collection of questions within various science topics, any of which could be cultivated into a science fair project.
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This excellent experiment site claims that "we've got an experiment for you! All you have to do is find your favorite experiment, figure out what your question is and then plug it into the scientific method. Go ahead… we dare you to look at our experiment library..."
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Projects on Weather Topics

by Christine Mytko

This site lists a variety of weather-related science fair ideas, split up into different categories: experimental, research-based, observational and engineering design.
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This list of "fun" science experiments may need some adult creativity in order to transform them into full-fledged science fair projects, but the activities are suitable for mid- to late- elementary and are VERY engaging.
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Learn how to prepare award-winning science fair projects on plants and botany. Projects include: 1. How do different conditions affect the speed at which fruit and vegetables ripen? 2. How do different types of fertilizers affect plant growth? 3. What happens when you grow sweet potatoes next to other plants? 4. How do different treatments change how fast seeds sprout? 5. How close does a pesticide have to be to protect a plant? 6. How does soil pH affect the pH of water that touches the soil? 7. Which way is up? 8. Roots restrictions 9. Can different colors and types of cloth attract or repel insects from plants? 10. The effects of light on seedlings germination rate of a plant? 11. What affect does the brightness of light have on the growth rate of a plant? 12. Does crowding affect plant growth? 13. Does Colored Mulch Affect Soil Temperature? 14. Does Colored Mulch Affect the Growth Rate of a Plant? This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This page lists "proven winners" for science fairs, including a "desperation" section for those who have procrastinated. Write-ups can be instantly downloaded, but these do cost a fee.
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