Are you in the market for some science fair project ideas? Well, hopefully this post will have you covered.
These twelve science experiments encourage children to test, tinker with, experiment, hypothesize, and evaluate various properties and phenomena.
Science Fair Project Supplies
Most of our favorite science experiments involve everyday, household supplies because they’re easy to come by and relatively safe for children to use. You’ll see that these science fair project ideas use materials like gummy bears, dish soap, food coloring, chocolate syrup, sand, lemons, eggs, celery, oil, Alka Seltzer, vinegar, plastic bags, pencils, salt, cotton balls, seeds, and candy.
You can find a complete list of our recommended science project supplies here, where you’ll find our favorite beginner microscope, kids’ safety glasses, and pipettes.
Links to each of the science fair projects can be found below the block of photos. This post contains affiliate links.
Growing Gummy Bear Experiment, TinkerLab
Elephant Toothpaste, Preschool Powel Packets
Kitchen Science: What Will Freeze First?, No Time for Flash Cards
Make Magic Sand, Paging Fun Mums
Sink or Float Lemons, One Perfect Day
Make a Lava Lamp, Hands on as we Grow
Melting Ice Experiment, The Chaos and the Clutter
Magical Plastic Bag Experiment, TinkerLab
Grow Beans on Cotton Balls, The Imagination Tree
Dissolving Peeps Experiment, Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Bonus: 10 Tips for a Fab Science Fair Board
Thanks to Handmade Kids Art for the excellent article on how to create a successful science fair board: 10 Tips for a Rockstar Science Fair Board
More Engaging Science Projects and Experiments
Click here for our extensive list of biology, engineering, technology, physics, geology, and chemistry projects for young children that are easy, fun, and kid-tested.
30 Fun Science Projects for Kids is our go-to list for summer fun, science exploration, and inventive thinking.
Which of these have you tried?
If you’ve tried any of these science fair project ideas, would you leave a quick comment? I know that our other readers would love hear about your experiences.
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