Science Project Ideas Experiments Magnetic and nonmagnetic materials Which magnet is strongest? Which materials conduct electricity best? Which materials conduct heat best? Sounds from different rubber bands (or glasses of water) Which toy ear rolls farthest? Which materials dissolve in water? Which paper towel absorbs the most water? Will an ice cube melt fester when crushed up? Do coins corrode more is salt or fresh water? How vinegar affects egg shells? How a shadow changes throughout the day? Measuring rainfall, with a rain gauge
More Project Ideas Observations Fingerprints Shadows Crystals Properties of solids, liquids, and gases Objects that block and pass light Demonstrations How heat is transmitted As energy-efficient home What makes a hot air balloon rise? Expansion of solids, liquids & gases when, heated How a thermostat works: How a toaster works The steam engine The periscope Kaleidoscopes How binoculars work
Categories to choose from: Animated Graphic Design Non-Animated Graphic Design Digital Photography Digital Video Production Multimedia (with sound and/or images with text) Non-Multimedia Robotics Internet Project Programming 3-D Modeling Case Modification (decoration) Physical Science Earth Science Life Science All categories may be entered as individual or teams of two.
Must be an original design which allows for motion
Animated Graphic Design Example
Non-Animated Graphic Design is computer-created original art project that has no motion.
Non-Animated Graphic Design Example
Digital Video Production
This category is defined as any original video project that has been edited on a computer with digital video editing software and exported into a digital video format. The project must be displayed for viewing on a computer.
Computer-based reports or creative presentations which include sound and/or images with text.
How does this help the sea turtles? Sea turtles spend 90% of their lives in the ocean. Learning about where sea turtles spend their lives helps scientist discover the reasons why they are endangered and what to do about it. Map taken from Caribbean Conservation Corporation website Multimedia Example
Projects, without sound, using non-multimedia software
Working functional pieces of electronics in which movement and intent is controlled through student-created programming
Self-executing programs created using programming languages such as BASIC or LOGO
3-D Modeling This category is defined as any original artwork that had been created and can be modeled in three dimensions.
CASE MODIFICATION A student may decorate, paint, add lights or moving parts to a working computer.
CASE Modification Use your imagination and fancy up those computers for a fun event!
Engineering Categories Inventions Problem Solving Project Up-Cycling Mechanical Aerospace Chemical Civil
Engineering Project Examples
ARTS Categories Book Reports S.S. Projects Drawing Painting Sculptures Fashion Design Hair Design Music
ARTS Project Examples
Mathematics Categories Geometry Design Math Challenges Scale Models
Math Design Examples
How to Register for the Fair Select a category (team or individual). Return the parent consent form and registration form to Mrs. Ford Complete your project. (Its OK to ask for advice, but you must do the work YOURSELF.) Present your project and worksheet for judging on the day of the fair.
WHEN ??? Start on your project now. Registration ends November 20, Projects are due on January 15th. Projects will be on judged on January 16th. The S.T.E.A.M. Fair Night & Project Viewing will be on Thursday evening, January 16 th. There will be a schedule for class viewing
Sci-Tech Fair & S.T.E.M. Night Wednesday, January 10, 2012: Projects will be on display 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. during S.T.E.M. Night. Interactive family activities Winners announced during the event.
Interested in the Fair??? Go to the Feldwood Elementary website for more information. Talk to Mrs. Ford, Ms. Ngo, or your teacher for more information.