Science Fair

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  1. teacher143

    teacher143 Rookie

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    Has any first grade teacher participated in a science fair? I have a capable class this year and was considering a doing a class project. Any thoughts?
     
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    Two years ago my class participated in a science fair. We did three projects as a class. They included:
    1. Egg in water versus egg in salt water
    2. What is going to float? candle, nickle, cork, and something else
    3. density- caro syrup, colored water, and oil- i think? google to make sure

    My kids had a lot of making predictions on what was going to happen. Good luck
     
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    One year I did the affect of light on plants and last year my class investigated which type of popcorn was best (we did a taste test and we looked at which brand left the fewest unpopped kernals)
    My grade-level partner investigated which brand of pencils was best for first grade; I thought that was a good one as well.
     
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    I just mentioned something fun (on another thread here) on the Sense of Taste...it would be great to do this as a class project.
    And I say "go for it"...Science Fair projects are great!!! Time-consuming :D but great! HERE"S THE THREAD:



    My son & daughter did one on the Sense of Taste and they cut out pictures of "salty" "sour" "sweet" and "bitter". Then they taped 4little "pockets" onto the board where anyone viewing the board could "play the game" and put the pictures (lemon, coffee, chips, candy, etc...) into the appropriate sense pocket. We also included a mirror so that you could see the taste buds on their tongue. I never thought of adding a magnifying glass! oh well; their posters were tops!
     

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