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what is the correct format for a third grade science project?

We are removing hair. At what temperature should the wax be to and how long will wax stay melted before it hardens?
In Topics: School and Academics, Helping my child with science
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, Here are some resources to help you and your third grader understand the scientific method and what makes a good science fair project:

http://www.education.com/topic/help-child-with-science-fair-projects/

Here is one article in particular that covers Organizing and Conducting a Science Fair Project:
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Organizing/

The experiment you referenced, using wax to remove hair, sounds like it could pose a burn risk if conducted on a live being (vs. a wig). Consider consulting a professional hair removal specialist at a licensed salon to learn more about the right temperature and procedures for trying this at home (and/or buy a hair removal wax kit that has explicit instructions with regard to temperature and safe procedures).

With regard to the second question, "how long will wax stay melted before it hardens?": your third grader's guess on the answer could be part of the hypothesis for that experiment. More about the hypothesis statement can be learned here: http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_What_Scientific/

Please also consult with your child's teacher to learn about any specific guidelines he/she has provided for the science project.

I hope these resources are helpful to you and all goes well with this science exploration.

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