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I am so thankful that my kids are not old enough for science fair projects yet. Figuring out an idea was always the hardest part. The one year my mom and I came up with the best idea ever the school board wouldn’t let me do it. The idea was to see how fish reacted to ultrasound waves. We had planned to get a goldfish (I wanted one for a pet anyway!) and test it in a plastic bowl, a glass bowl and each type of bowl with 2 different thicknesses. Then we were going to record the fish’s reaction to ultrasound waves for 5, 10 and 15 minutes of ultrasound waves. I KNOW COOL RIGHT! Unfortunately for my kids I don’t have the same pull my mom had. I won’t have access to all that fun stuff for them.
So where do you get ideas for your kid’s science fair projects? Did you know that you could find some ideas from watching different shows streaming on Netflix. Check out the list of great shows Netflix has pulled for ideas:
For the Older Students or even the techy husband (I know Steve and Charlie often watch MythBusters together.)
For the Itty Bitty Students:
Still need project inspiration? Common Sense Media has 13 more ways to help motivate, inform, and engage your kids this science fair season – check out the list here.
I love the idea of showing the little ones how lightbulbs work and this is a great project for doing just that. The best part is Netflix has the complete directions for just how to make the lightbulb project.