Who said Science fair projects are boring and a chore? With a little bit of imagination you can come up with a winning science fair topic that will not only be interesting but one that you will enjoy doing.
Yes, a middle school science fair project can be a really exciting time for all middle school children. Having fun working on a science fair project while learning different aspects of the scientific spectrum is a great and fun way to teach all children and students that the sciences are, contrary to popular belief, not a boring chore but can be a lot of fun, which is something far too many schools seem to neglect telling pupils these days.
Below is a fun and interesting middle school science fair project. This example is intended to give you an idea of how to help your child with his or her science fair project. The example is merely a blueprint that can easily be built upon.
Four Eyes? Oh Please!
Everyone knows someone who wears glasses. All you need for this science project is a friend or two who wear glasses. Then before the fair, a poster board could be made with a picture of the eye, the different parts (Retina, cornea, etc) labeled, and a brief description of how we see things.
Take a pair of your friend’s glasses and hold them at arm’s length, does what you’re looking at looking smaller? Or does it look Larger? If the view looks smaller, it means your friend is nearsighted also referred to as short-sighted. They can see things that are close to them, but may not be able to see things that are far away, this would be a likely indication that their eyeballs may be too long. On the other hand, if the view that they see is big, or even upside down, then they are farsighted also known as long-sighted. In other words, they can see things that are far away, but not when things are closed up to them, the probability of this is that their eye ball is too short.
Advice to Parents.
Have your child do some research on the eye itself, for example, they could find out why it is that some people need glasses? And in what way do glasses help? The local library should have plenty of information geared up for middle school students that would help.
Let Them Create Their Own Ideas.
Of course, you could read dozens of different science fair projects, but none would be as fun or as personal as you and your child working together to come up with some ideas, you may even be surprised at the ideas that your child can come up with. When thinking of ideas you could take into consideration his or her likes and dislikes, and imagine how such a project could be fun and exciting, as well as educational.
I’m sure that when you and your child sit down and really think about it, the two of you could come up with a topic that blows everything else out of the water.
Remember that this is your child’s science fair project, not yours, and he or she needs to complete it. Not you, so let him or her take the lead.