Science Fair - Experiment Ideas


Resources to Inspire Young Scientists (and help to plan your project)



past projects and links to science experiment ideas





Many more free resources exist online. Email and let us know your favorites and we will add them here! 





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Some Past Lakeridge Science Fair Entries


  • Kindergarten Project Titles: Bubbles; Growing plants;  Sea creatures habitat;  Dogs smell better;  The direction a motor turns; EnviroBattery; Germ-mania; Pink hair?; Volcanoes & the center of the earth; Chicken Skeleton; Venomous Animals; How are crystals made; Water drainage; Apple seeds; Flying paper; Static electricity; Balloon bouyancy; What’s the weather; Investigating temperature; Eureka Barbie; How the Titanic Sank; Bacteria in our World; Dish soap scatter; Rockets; Candy – which melts fastest?; What do I want to eat? McDonald’s or Homemade?

  • First Grade Project Titles: Camp sink; Magnets;How do your eyes see color?; How mold grows; Why do snakes shed their skin?; Skyscrapers; Space/the solar system; Density (water); What tricks stop automatic flushing toilets?; Static electricity; What is the best battery?; Chemistry of Pancakes; Dog treats; Bread mold; Geodes; Lemon-powered battery; Oceans; One ski or two?; How do you treat a broken bone?; How liquids move; Monster truck tires; Taste without smell; Avalanches; Electromagnets; Submarines; Happy Meal gone bad; How fast does water seep?;  Animal reflex

  • Second Grade Project Titles: Go solar; Experiments with gelatin-unraveling mysteries of Jell-o; Robot Arm with Platform; About the eye; Paper airplane paper; The digestive system; Acid or base?; Exploring pH in everyday life; Solar powered clock; Fruit and veggie batteries; A homemade compass; The floating grape; What attracts to a magnet?; Liquid destruction of teeth; Algae; How do eggs change in vinegar; Flash! 3 Strikes you’re out!; The wonders of homemade slime; How do fireflies light up?; Helicopters; Force/cylinders; Volcanoes and the center of the earth; Lemon powered clock; How do fireflies light up?; Friction and Lego car speed;Inside and Outside; Electricity; Influences on reaction time; Our Solar System

  • Third Grade Project Titles: Magnetic train; How do crystals form?; Tooth decay; Composition of food; Plant growth; EnviroBattery; How do you make ice cream?; Hamsters; Water quality-purification; Dirt differences; Static electricity; Toxins in cigarettes

  • Fourth Grade Project Titles: Solar electrical power;  Experiments with gelatin-unraveling mysteries of Jell-o; Planet and moon tracking; Crazy growing; The radio and how it works; Why do snakes shed their skin?; Solar bugs; Wireless network; Heart rate: you can beat it!!!; Mysteries of the telegraph

  • Fifth Grade Project Titles: Which material is the best thermal insulator?; Model of wind-powered car; Can rats be litter trained?; Hydroelectric power from my creek; The anatomy of carnivorous plants; How does the moon affect the tide?; Is solar power viable in Seattle for domestic use?; Introduction to human genetics; Which stores heat more efficiently, the ocean or the beach?; How much energy can different air foils produce?