Explaining the Control in a Science Experiment A vital part of most science experiments is the control. What is a control in a science experiment, you may ask. Learn more about controls and how to use them in your own experiments for better, more accurate results.
An Experiment in Forensic Identification - Just for Kids An ink pad, candy, cocoa and a water glass: That's all it takes to turn into a master sleuth with the science experiments outlined here. Practice the skill of taking and identifying fingerprints. You'll be surprised at how low tech yet effective this fun experiment is.
Three Types of Landform to Create for Science A landform is a geographic feature that appears on the surface of the earth. Examples are simple features such as mountain, plain or valley. Try these three ideas to create a landform project of your own.
Using Sugar to Conduct a Chemical Change This experiment has some sweet results that will teach you a little about sugar and a lot about chemical change. Be sure to read the notes and brush up on the differences between physical and chemical change before proceeding.
How to Make a Paper-Mâché Tree A paper-mâché tree is a fun project that will give a real sense of achievement when completed. Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to create the basic tree, and in details such as foliage and a realistic-looking ground cover, and then make it specific to your project needs.
How to Build a Diorama: Shoebox Projects Building a diorama is a common assignment for grade school students. Fortunately, this is a fun and easy assignment that can be done using a shoebox and other items you have at home! Learn how to here.
Make a Terrarium: Cool Science Project Make your own terrarium either for a school project or just for fun! Experiment with different kinds of plants and create your own little ecosystem. Simple step-by-step directions are included here.
Two Methods to Determine an Object's Center of Gravity Find out what center of gravity is and how it works. Then, put it to the test yourself with a center of gravity experiment. Between two easy, hands-on experiments using standard household items, you can determine the center of gravity of any object, regular or irregularly shaped.