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broncosteven
02-15-2010, 05:55 PM
I am looking at doing a Science project with my daughter. It is optional and hosted by her school district.

I personally never had to do anything they are asking the kids today to.

I was wondering if anyone here has done anything with their 1st grader.

I am looking for ideas, tips, websites etc...

I wish I was exposed to the scientific method earlier and just want to expose it to her.

Any tips, ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Dagmar
02-15-2010, 06:03 PM
http://classroom.all-science-fair-projects.com/forum/

HAT
02-15-2010, 06:05 PM
http://tinyurl.com/yjh952g

broncosteven
02-15-2010, 06:07 PM
http://tinyurl.com/yjh952g

My mistake for asking for your opinion during the offseason.

Dagmar
02-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Don't do this.

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/fail-owned-science-fair-fail.jpg

broncosteven
02-15-2010, 06:12 PM
I think I will have her do something on the great Gene Kranz.

Dagmar
02-15-2010, 06:16 PM
http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/pages/sciencefairzone/topics.asp

HAT
02-15-2010, 06:18 PM
My mistake for asking for your opinion during the offseason.



Haha...Relax. No worries bro. I've got a little girl in 1st grade myself.

I just love busting out lmgtfy.com every now and again. Don't act like you won't use that on someone in the future.

^5

Dagmar
02-15-2010, 06:22 PM
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/recommender_interest_area.php?ia=Astro

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hBiBaUg_1rA/SK2ooktw8iI/AAAAAAAAC5s/81P0iSTwPpQ/s400/image00777.jpg

HAT
02-15-2010, 06:25 PM
http://www.photobasement.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/dts.jpg

Archer81
02-15-2010, 06:50 PM
Anything interactive. Like demonstrating how a volcano erupts or what happens when you disrupt surface tension in carbonated fluid. If it explodes its a win.


:Broncos:

gyldenlove
02-15-2010, 07:01 PM
Anything interactive. Like demonstrating how a volcano erupts or what happens when you disrupt surface tension in carbonated fluid. If it explodes its a win.


:Broncos:

An easy one, it is pretty but not explosive is to investigate how large bubbles you can make dependent on the soap-water mix, if you add too much soap, not enough, just mix a bunch of different batches with well measured water and soap and blow bubbles, you can add fruit dye for colored bubbles. It is easy, has an air of science and it makes bubbles which people like for demonstrations.

watermock
02-15-2010, 07:06 PM
I did the volcano.

It had absolutely nothing to do with the actual physics, but it was cool as ****. Or she could explain a runaway nuclear powerplant meltdown, that's sure to get her an A+.

kappys
02-16-2010, 12:54 PM
I am looking at doing a Science project with my daughter. It is optional and hosted by her school district.

I personally never had to do anything they are asking the kids today to.

I was wondering if anyone here has done anything with their 1st grader.

I am looking for ideas, tips, websites etc...

I wish I was exposed to the scientific method earlier and just want to expose it to her.

Any tips, ideas would be greatly appreciated.

A display of density is a decent one for first graders

- Have several cups with various liquids - water, oils of differing densities that are not miscbile and are colored, etc. Impress the kids with the ability to separate the fluids and that even if shaken they separate again

Magnetism and electricity is a good one - particularly if you create a simple electric current.

gyldenlove
02-16-2010, 01:10 PM
A display of density is a decent one for first graders

- Have several cups with various liquids - water, oils of differing densities that are not miscbile and are colored, etc. Impress the kids with the ability to separate the fluids and that even if shaken they separate again

Magnetism and electricity is a good one - particularly if you create a simple electric current.

If you do electricity you can get a bunch of tiny capacitors and have people rotate a magnet next to a coil and see if they can make the capacitors pop - they explode when exposed to AC of sufficient power.

Smiling Assassin27
02-16-2010, 02:10 PM
Dissolve m&m's in different solutions--water, sprite, vinegar, olive oil...Ask your kid which she thinks will dissolve the candy shell faster and why. You could even get some ph strips and go that route but that may be a bit advanced for 1st grade. For display, make sure to leave a bowl of m&ms out to bribe judges, of course.

Pony Boy
02-16-2010, 02:24 PM
26111

oubronco
02-16-2010, 02:37 PM
http://tinyurl.com/yjh952g

Hilarious!

Doggcow
02-16-2010, 03:11 PM
Anything interactive. Like demonstrating how a volcano erupts or what happens when you disrupt surface tension in carbonated fluid. If it explodes its a win.


:Broncos:

fission!

Borks147
02-16-2010, 03:28 PM
home brew

sanitation and exploitation of yeast are verrry important in the lab

gyldenlove
02-16-2010, 07:21 PM
Here is a gross one:

Get some slices of bologny, drop one on the kitchen floor for 3 seconds, one on the bathroom floor for 3 seconds and one in the garage for 3 seconds, then clean the floors as your normaly would (or wouldn't with the garage) and repeat, seal each piece in a baggy and wait a few days, then start counting bacterial colonies, you can compare size and number of colonies with the different floors before and after cleaning and see how effective your cleaning is and why it might be better to eat in the garage.

ward63
02-16-2010, 08:50 PM
Looks like oubronco has two experiments, but i don't think they are for your daughter

broncosteven
02-17-2010, 12:31 PM
I talked to her teacher, they are covering plants the following:

1st grade science curriculum is based on plants, and solids and liquids, we also study rocks

I am going to take her to a topic night but if anyone has anything on the above I would be grateful.

Beantown Bronco
02-17-2010, 12:38 PM
I talked to her teacher, they are covering plants the following:

1st grade science curriculum is based on plants, and solids and liquids, we also study rocks

I am going to take her to a topic night but if anyone has anything on the above I would be grateful.

Pot, beer and crack-cocaine......cover all your bases.

Beantown Bronco
02-17-2010, 12:40 PM
Here are some other ideas:

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TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-17-2010, 12:40 PM
I did the volcano.


Last week?

Did you say it was optional? That's the part that seems crazy to me. Science fairs were mandatory back in the day.

I did a study of how frozen water can break pipes... the how and why behind that. Pretty interesting, and the broken pipes made for a very cool "show and tell" for the science fair.

uk bronco
02-17-2010, 12:52 PM
Simple plant experiment.

Get cress seeds 3 boxes and 3 lamps.

Cut the left side off one box, the right side off another and cut the top off the other

Let the cress grow and watch it grow in the direction of the light source.