It’s science fair time around the country and my son Jack came home from kindergarten wanting to do a project. We landed an idea and decided to blog his “journey” for the week. Jack’s Science Fair Project is filled with pictures and Quicktime videos showing his daily progress. We created the blog on Saturday February 12th and he told his teacher about it the following Monday. When the principal found out about Jack’s Blog, he contacted the IT specialist at the school district who then sent out notice to all of the elementary schools in the district. The link to the blog spread faster than you could ever imagine. Over 30,000 teachers around the country followed Jack’s progress as we posted his daily measurements for the growing alligators.
This just goes to show you that a science project doesn’t have to be complicated in order to introduce children to the scientific method. Remember… great elementary science projects teach young scientists how to COUNT, COMPARE, CLASSIFY, OBSERVE and MEASURE. Teach children how to share their results in an honest and understandable way and you can’t go wrong.