The space race was on, and the USSR had launched Sputnik.
America was looking for great minds in science and engineering to propel us into the future.
Remember, check all project ideas with your teacher and parents, and don’t do any project that would hurt or scare people or animals. Remember, find something that interests you, and have fun with it.
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Students recognize when something is really big or really small, but being able to provide an estimation of size is a skill all students need.
Papier mache volcanoes erupting with vinegar and baking soda lava…this is what most of us remember about science in elementary school… Science fairs began in the United States in the 1940s and 50s. This science fair project helps students measure their estimation skills.In this science fair project students observe what happens to those green leaves when they do not receive sunlight.Students know plants and people are different, this project gives them an opportunity to explore...These projects often turn students off of science completely.On the other hand, science fairs can provide some great opportunities for student learning.Read More Water doesn’t disappear, it changes phase and evaporates!In this science fair project students observe the effect of the sun on evaporation.Students might find it hard to believe that something as simple as water is capable of breaking down such a durable material as rock.By doing it themselves they’ll see just how easy it is! Read More The polio vaccine was on its way to eradicating a much feared disease.These first science fairs served to identify gifted high school students and provide scholarship money, enabling winners to pursue higher education in science, mathematics, or engineering.National and international science fairs continue this tradition today.