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5 Creative Science Project Ideas for Kids

  • 01 Aug 2022

Learning doesn’t have to be dull; that’s why science projects can be so much fun! Letting kids explore these five creative science projects should entertain them without complaint.

Build a Bridge

When building a bridge, much more goes into it than the construction aspect of things. Considerations of the traffic, placement and budget are all necessary. But model bridge kits don’t require you to tailor things for people’s commutes.

For this assignment, you will do preliminary research about the many kinds of bridges, configuring your idea for a bridge in your hometown. Then, construct a bridge prototype to determine how much weight the bridge could hold. With the appropriate tools, you should conclude what bridge works best for your neighborhood.

Homegrown Playdough

Children love bright, sharp colors almost as much as they enjoy feeling gooey things between their fingers. With Playdough, they get the best of both worlds. A creative way to turn the clay adored by millions worldwide into a science project is by making it from scratch. Here are the essentials:

  • Food coloring
  • Plain flour (8 tbsp.)
  • Table salt (2 tbsp.)
  • Vegetable oil (1 tbsp.)
  • Warm water (60 ml.)

Mix the flour and salt in one bowl and vegetable oil, water, and food coloring in another. Dump the colorful water into the bowl and mix again. Next, knead the dough until it’s smooth. Lastly, place the dough in a sandwich bag, squeezing out the excess air.

Model Kits

Children and adolescents frequently find STEM topics intimidating. However, introducing STEM toys to familiarize children with these topics enables them to flourish later. STEM toys allow youngsters to improve their skills in these fundamental areas in a fun manner.

It’s crucial to make STEM topics entertaining and pleasant for youngsters to assist them in establishing favorable attitudes toward these fields.

Lava Lamps

A lava lamp is so enticing for teachers or parents because it’s one of the cleanest projects available. Start filling a glass halfway with water, then add your preferred food coloring. After mixing it thoroughly, you need to add vegetable oil to the rest of the glass. 

Encourage kids to place one Alka-seltzer pill in the glass. The carbon dioxide produced by the Alka-seltzer’s reaction with the water droplets causes them to climb towards the top. When the reaction ceases, your youngster may add another pill and see the process again.

Build a Robot

Children tend to be fascinated with robots and enjoy playing with robotic-type toys. But rather than buying a robot that other people developed, kids can make, program, and operate their own robot. Items like a Thames and Kosmos Robotics Workshop allow kiddos to start from the ground up. The process of constructing the robot is exhilarating, and they’ll have even more of a blast watching it move knowing they built it.

Embracing children’s creativity with these five science project ideas for kids may have them feeling like they’re mad scientists once a project is complete. AC Supply prides itself on our 60 years of experience in providing educational model kits. We provide a wide variety of model kits, including airplanes, electronics, pinewood derbies, and rockets.