November 26, 2012
Science Activities & Projects
Selected Classroom Activities in physical sciences, life sciences, earth science, and math can be used at school or at home and come with student instructions and a facilitator guide. Two more physical science activities are rated beginner and intermediate. Factors other than grade play a role in determining the appropriate level, but for the average student
- beginner is K-3,
- intermediate is 5-8, and
- advanced is 9-12;
- grade 4 is on the cusp between beginner and intermediate.
Under physical sciences, for example, the activity called Turn Milk into Plastic! is rated advanced (9-12).
Science Fair Project Ideas is an online library of more than 1000 project ideas under the physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, earth and environmental science, behavioral and social sciences, and math and computer science. One beginner (K-3) idea under computer science is The Pixel Puzzle: Why Video Game Characters Look Better Today. In the activity, students draw the same character at two different resolutions to determine if increasing the number of pixels makes a video game character look better.
Student, Parent & Educator Extras
- Science Fair Project Guide explains how to approach science research and science fair projects. Students and teachers will also find guides for engineering and advanced projects and a library of reference materials.
- Teacher Resources include science project and science fair resources and science activities.
- Ask An Expert is a resource for students who haven’t had luck finding answers following the site’s Ask an Expert Guidelines.
- Careers in Science provides information science careers and how to prepare for them.
- Joining My Science Buddies is free and includes privileges and volunteer opportunities.