It's that time of year again. What time you ask? Why it's Science fair time. To be completely honest for me it was actually a few weeks ago, but I have been so busy I've not had a chance to post our projects. I made 2 this year, one for my Kinder kids and a second for my 1st grade tatter tots. A few weeks ago I posted about 3 great resources for science projects. As I went through the books I found several great projects and managed to narrow it down to "Hanging by a Thread" & "Fingerprints: A First Grade Detectives Tale."
Hanging by a Thread
My Kinder Kids got to work with properties of matter and freezing temperatures by combining ice, salt & a piece of yarn. They had a blast.
As you can see it was a success, even if some cheated a bit by almost tying the yarn around the ice cube. When I saw them I just had to sit back & enjoy the ingenuity.
So then we talked about the different parts of our project. I normally have students write out the different sections but we were VERY short on time... I kind of procrastinated. After we discussed what should go in each section I typed it all up. Here is how it turned out.
A First Grade Detectives Tale
The First Graders got to work on my favorite project. They studied different kinds of finger prints, then made some of their own and studied/ graphed what type/ kind they are.
Again we talked about the different parts of our project. Then we discussed what should go in each section I typed it all up. Here is how it turned out.
I decided to make this one interactive, I love interactive projects. All I had to do was attached a magnifying glass and posted the students finger prints.
Personally I wish the students had done more of the writing. I guess there is always next year right? So if you are anxious about projects, you might want to take a look at these resources. they helped me a bunch!
The Everything Kids Magical Science Experiments Book
Guide to the Best Science Fair Projects
and my favorite,
HELP! My Science Fair project is due tomorrow!
I hope your all having a great weekend.