Science Fair Tips for Parents
We call it our Science Fair Survival Guide for Parents. How do you tell the difference between a science activity and a science project? How complicated should your child make his project to score a high grade?
Scroll down to learn how to understand the difference between a science demonstration and a hands-on science experiment. A teacher can demonstrate an idea with a simple science activity. Science experiments are more about the “what if” factor. How can one change in methods or materials lead to different outcomes, and why?
Relying on simple, instantly recognized materials usually found around the house will offer younger children confidence. Keep the experiment simple. For example, one variable in an experiment focused on bubbles can be the different amounts of glycerin added to water and dish soap to produce different effects.
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