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My daughter is in 6th grade and has to do a science project. I can't afford to buy much and neither one of us are creative. Can someone give me ideas?

In Topics: Back to school, Science fair
> 60 days ago

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Louiseasl
Nov 14, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Hello,

Some of the cheapest science fair projects for middle school (and other grades) come in the form of a questionnaire.  Such as taking an opinion poll about a subject. I have seen projects that looked in to personality or physical traits of individuals to see if they were the same as their parents and grandparents.

Best of luck to you and your daughter.  Bravo to her for wanting to participate in a science fair program!

Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Families
http://www.SigningFamilies.com

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi,

Have you checked out the numerous suggestions in the "Great Science Fair Project Ideas" section of Education.com? Here's the link:

http://www.education.com/topic/great-science-fair-project-ideas/

You may also find some low-cost, fun projects that interest your daughter by reviewing the Middle School Science Activities here:
http://www.education.com/activity/middle-school/science/

Good luck -- I hope she enjoys the science learning!

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lilysprouts
lilysprouts writes:
well, you can think of something she likes or ask her and make sure it's educational because she will get an easy A
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goaskmom
goaskmom writes:
First of all, I assure you that you're not the first parent with the 'non-creativity' or money problem! Here are some good ideas:

• Does the shape of ice affect melting time?
• Does covering the mouth really help prevent the spread of germs?
• Which toilet tissue is most biodegradable?
• How does salt affect the boiling point of water?
• Which citrus fruit has the most Vitamin C?
• Does water go through the membrane of an egg?
• Which surface prevents skids?
• Are two ears better than one?
• Which brand cereal stays crunchy longest?
• Which type of insulation works best?
• How do different hair products affect the strength of hair?
• Does the type of soil affect its water carrying capacity?

We've done all of these projects. They are inexpensive and are true experiments.

Check out http://www.24hourscienceprojects.com/guide.pdf for more information.

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Catskill
Catskill writes:
Talk to the teacher first about the requirements for the project.  You can always Google "Science Fair Project Ideas" as well.  Also, when you determine what you will need, you can post a request on your local "freecycle.com" (or similar site).  You may be able to get all the materials you need for free -- just make sure you arrange a safe pick-up in a public place!
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fun123
fun123 writes:
There are lots of Ideas on Science buddies
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fun123
fun123 writes:
I am sorry I spelled science wrong spelling to fast!
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makiajone1242
makiajone1242 writes:
Try making the parts or find new things that can also help you in the same way.
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Laila-andrews
Laila-andrews writes:
she ran away lolooloolo then come back 2 weeks after its due
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Laila-andrews writes:
jkk DO SELF INFALTING BITCH
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