This Article is About
science project ideas
step by step directions
cool science
great science
science experiments
science teaching
scientific method
lookout
game
Finding Cool Science Project Ideas - Tips For Teachers
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Science teachers are always on the lookout for some cool science project ideas to use in their classrooms. New teachers in particular will be searching since they have not developed their own stash. Having ready to use science experiments that are created by teachers and can be instantly downloaded would make life easier.

Your goal is to find some great science projects that will motivate your students, clearly teach the concept you want, and at the same time follow the standard scientific procedures for experiments. These will be the cool science project ideas to be on the lookout for.

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of using free sites. You can find some pretty good ideas for free on quite a few sites. Most of the time it will take a couple of tries and you have to sort through it all and pick out the ones that are the more cool science project ideas from the ones that are re-hashed stuff that you can find anywhere.

Other things to watch out for would be that free products are not always set up to follow the standard scientific method that all science teachers are required to use. Buying them gets you a complete package that can be stored on your computer.

Check out the author's credentials. If you see that is teacher created materials, you are on the right track. Double check to see how much science teaching experience they have and which grade levels they taught. If they are selling a package, they probably have put together the ones they feel are their "most cool" science project ideas figuring those are what others will like too. They know if they sell you poor quality, they lose a sale. Teachers tend to also offer something free to go with it, like a game, a newsletter or a sample.

Check out the directions. You absolutely need to have activities with step by step directions that are easy to follow. Whether for use in class or to send home, the child needs to be able to do it without having to keep asking questions at every step along the way. When the directions follow the scientific method, then are also learning about how important these steps are.

Benefits in general You have a supply of quick and easy, basically one day science fair projects stored on your computer for use whenever the need arises. For in class labs they can be sent directly to the lab station for the lab partners to access. Or if you are printing them out, you can send it directly to the copy machine and ready to hand out in class.

At the end of the day, you have some fun and cool science project ideas to use in class or to send home for a quick and easy science fair projects.

I maintain a website One Day Science Fair Projects where there is a FREE parent guide on everything you need to know about cool science project ideas. Lots of tips and review of some of the best quick and easy science fair projects .


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Last Minute Elementary Science Project Ideas- A Nightmare For Parents
Parents most dreaded moments are when their child comes home and tells you there is a project due... the next day! You will want to not only calm down, but be able to find some quick and easy elementary science project ideas so you can get this thing done! Read…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Feb 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

School Science Project Ideas Can Be Copied- Sort Of
No, you cannot outright take a project that was done some other time and just pass it off as your own, that is plagiarism. What you can is get your school science project ideas from what others have done in the past. As long as you do the project yourself,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Cool Science Fair Project Ideas Materials List Tips
I cannot stress enough how important it is to take into consideration the materials list for any cool science fair project ideas you are looking at for the upcoming year’s science fair. Materials can honestly make or break you project and be the difference between a positive and negative experience.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Aug 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Handspinning: Where Can I Learn How to Spin
Instructional materials and handspinning lessons are readily available if you know where to look. If you don't know other spinners, you can still find ways to learn to spin. All it takes is a bit of research to find these resources. So where does one look for information on spinning?…
By: Glenda Burrows in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Feb 29, 2012  
17
  Likes: 12

Cuisinart Pro Custom 11 Cup Food Processor
Choosing a food processor is a quite expensive proposition. To get a suitable food processor, one has to consider several factors such as size of the feeding tube, the effectiveness of the chopping mechanism, the quality of the motor, how easy is it to clean, ability to process different food…
By: frank nouvion in  Shopping and Product Reviews   Dec 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Hulu In Fiji And Other Places Outside the US
If you try to access Hulu from Fiji without using a US IP VPN, you will not be successful. This is because the website has been blocked from everywhere except for the United States and its territories plus its Japanese version. There are licensing agreements in place that do not…
By: Sunny Walters in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Movies TV   Jun 09, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Building Your Own Homemade Solar Energy Panel
I imagine with the economy being as it is and the cost of everything going up daily you are probably interested in creating your own electricity to power your home appliances and reduce your utility bill by a ton. These days the cost of living is going through the roof,…
By: paul empey in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jan 13, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How You Can Construct Residential Solar Power Panels
In the following paragraphs you will find out how you can construct residential solar power panels and then acquire all of the benefits of solar energy. It's no mystery that the expenditures on bills is on an increase as a result of wearing resources as well as increasing expenses associated…
By: Krista in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Dec 09, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

All Science Fair Projects Need Nitty Gritty Details Along With Some Fun
There are a number of skills that you need to learn that will be required for all science fair projects. Most people think of doing the experiment and making a cool display board, and that is all well and good, but there are other skills that kids need to learn…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Aug 08, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Cool Science Fair Project Ideas Materials List Tips
I cannot stress enough how important it is to take into consideration the materials list for any cool science fair project ideas you are looking at for the upcoming year’s science fair. Materials can honestly make or break you project and be the difference between a positive and negative experience.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Aug 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

My Good Job Sucks
What are you going to do when you grow up. You were asked that with more frequency as you grew up till you finally started settling on thing. A doctor some said a lawyer or accountant others may have said. No matter what you said we all had one common…
By: Serena2 in  Self Improvement  >  Motivation   Jul 15, 2013  
1
  Likes: 1

Improve Grades With Assistance Of English, Physics And A Level Tutors
Worried about your child’s grades at school? Then private tuition is the best solution for you to enhance the grades of your child. When you hire a private tutor for your child, it means you invest in an individual tutor who gives the full attention to your child and meets…
By: Muhammad Mazhar in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Mar 14, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Web 2 - What Impact Has it Had on Science Teaching?
Why does technology often make you feel like there is a big conspiracy and you are the last one to know? Terms like Web 2.0 are thrown around with such abandon that they are just as likely to be incorporated into the name of a very familiar product without us…
By: Col Harrison in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Mar 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Prelims for A Technical Career In Pharmacy World
There are many students who intend to pursue a career in the medicinal world without actually being a pharmacist. They want to take care of people’s health by indulging into some other aspects of pharmacy that principally requires technical knowledge and abilities. If you are also among those aspirants who…
By: Harry Millers in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Apr 26, 2014  
0
  Likes: 3

A Problem Shared is A Problem Halved - How to Improve Your Powerpoint Slide Show Science Lessons
I've written previously about the impact of presentations in Science lessons and lamented to excuse of technology for poor pedagogy. The reality is many of our teaching colleagues are using powerpoint to teach their classes, so how can we improve our use of this ubiquitous tool? Let me say firstly…
By: Col Harrison in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1845    Report this Article