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madmak929
madmak929 asks:
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Need help with an idea for a science project (compound machine) 2nd grade?

In Topics: Science fair
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Education.com has many ideas for great science fair projects, which you can explore here: http://www.education.com/topic/great-science-fair-project-ideas/
 
One in particular that may meet your requirements for a compound machine is making power from a peanut:
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Peanut_Power/

If that's too difficult and you don't see any others on Education.com that capture your second-grade student's interest, check out this website for some more ideas:

http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/

Good luck!
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lravidlearner
lravidlearner , Teacher, Parent writes:
ScienceBuddies has lots of ideas.  Here's one called "There's a Machine in My Toy Box."  Although it designed to identify simple machines, you can easily change it to compound machines:
http://www.sciencebuddies.com/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/ApMech_p042.shtml?fave=no&isb=cmlkOjI0MzU4NDEsc2lkOjEscDox&from=TSW

Here's another for building an Archimedes Screw Pump.  Designed for 4th graders, but I think you could simplify it for him:

http://www.sciencebuddies.com/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/ApMech_p039.shtml?fave=no&isb=cmlkOjI0MzU4NDEsc2lkOjEscDoy&from=TSW

Have fun with it!
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