Science projects are one activity students of all ages look forward to. Considering the antics of Myth Busters and other “mad scientists” nowadays, it’s no wonder kids and teens are so drawn to them.
While there are more innovative and challenging projects out there, some science projects are classics that still stand out.
If you have a kid who’s about to enter a science fair or you’re in need of one, here are easy to do science projects.
1. Soda and Mentos
This has got to be the easiest thing you can demonstrate to your classmates. All you have to do is to drop a few Mentos into a soda bottle. In a few seconds, you’ve got a soda geyser that can reach as far as six feet.
2. Pocket Rockets
If you want an easy, intense and exciting science project, pocket rockets won’t fail you. It’s a little lesson about pressure and here are four simple steps to do it:
- All you need to do is to place a blu tak inside an old empty film canister.
- You can then put a tablet of Alka-seltzer and stick it to the tak inside.
- Cover the canister with the lid tightly.
- Place the canister upside down on the floor and wait for it to blast off!
3. Tooth Decay
Science gives an important lesson in taking care of ourselves with this project. What you need are spare teeth (if you have any but seashells will do too). Place them in different jars of liquid like vinegar, soda, water and the like.
Leave the shells or teeth submerged for a few days. You’ll see just how liquids directly affect our teeth in real life.
4. Classic Volcano
Who wouldn’t want to give this one a shot? All it takes is a volcano mold made out of clay or plaster. You can then pour in the baking soda, vinegar and red food coloring into the mouth of the volcano.
Voila! You’ve got foamy lava like flow to show off!
So if you’re running out of ideas, try out these quick and easy science projects!