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Parent Guide to Science Fairs

Find easy science fair projects for kids, learn about the coolest experiments, see our list of science books to inspire kids, and discover hands-on projects that you can do at home.

Everything You Need to Know about Science Fairs

Boy and girl and science fair
Help your child enter a world of invention, discovery, and learning.
How to come up with the best science experiment for your kid — even at the last minute!
Don your lab coat and help your child choose a topic that will bring out his best work.
Help your child produce his best work yet with this simple process.
Does your child want to enter the science fair in school?
Don't forget the controlled variables in her science fair project!

Easy Science Experiments for Kids

This easy kitchen experiment is a blast!
Get suggestions on how to identify fun and fascinating projects for your child’s 6th grade science class.
Is your child looking for a science project? Try this idea for a DIY battery.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to ignite your child’s passion for soldering.
Build a device that lets you test the conductivity of materials using a speaker.
Make homemade bread — and bake in a science lesson.
Nurture a love of plants and botany with this simple plant experiment.
Explore science and art together with these crafty science experiments.
Eureka, it works! Moms and kids tested tons of science experiment kits, and these 6 were the favorites.
Make an 18-foot-tall geyser with your kids outside in the grass!

Resources for Parents

Use this guide to help steer your young geologist, meteorologist, or oceanographer along the craggy coast of science.
Refresh your memory on the branch of science that deals with the wonders of life.
Help your young scientist at home with these 5 amazing resources for all ages.
3 ways to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math together.
See how your 5th grader will cement his understanding of important scientific concepts through experiments.
Roominate is helping girls learn valuable skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through creative toys.

At-Home Science

Wow your little one with these easy-peasy brain-building experiments you can create at home.
Squish and squash the molecules to see this gloop transform from solid to liquid — and back again.
This science experiment is a wormy workout.
3, 2, 1 . . . take off! Use our template to create a Styrofoam car and test out Newton’s Third Law of Motion.
When the temperature drops below freezing, head outside for these fun winter science experiments. They're perfect for snow days!
Chromatography is a lab technique for separating mixtures. Our kitchen-friendly version uses Popsicle sticks and coffee filters.
Make this messy mixture for your own science experiments.
Some very unusual things happen when you mix a little milk, food coloring, and a drop of dish detergent.
Ready, get set, ooze! Try this simple science experiment for kids.
Science is more fun when you can taste it! In this experiment, kids will figure out how their tongues respond to sweetness, sourness, saltiness,
You might have heard that an egg will stand on end on the spring equinox. We researched the truth behind this science myth.
The foam you'll create in this experiment resembles toothpaste being squeezed from a tube — but don't get it in your mouth!
Try this fun science experiment the next time you have free time!
Watch density in action with ingredients already sitting in your fridge.
Liven up tub-scrubbing with a little bit of science!
Increase your child's interest in investigating, exploring, and experimenting with these free printable activities.
Suggest these 3 easy experiments that will give kids a lesson in biology and physics.

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