Like every parent, you also want your child to perform well in school. However, at times, it is easier said than done. Children often find science fair projects somewhat worrying because of their competitive nature. When your child is worrying, you as a parent also feel similar pressure. Thankfully, there are various projects, which you can do along with your child such as a model volcano, or a ferrofluid purchase. These projects are both educational and adventurous.
The model volcano science fair project is very popular because it is simple, easy, and impressive. The very first step is to construct a volcano structure. Though you can use different materials for the same, the trendiest is papier-mâché. Take newspaper strips and douse in glue made from flour and water. Your child will enjoy making fun models such as volcano using the paper strips. Once the model is completed, fill with baking soda and food coloring at the top. On the day of the fair, your child can add a cup of vinegar on the top that reacts with the baking soda and the volcano will blow up.
Ferrofluid is the best way for your child to show the properties of magnets. Though, it is not readily available at stores, you can make a feerofluid purchase on the Internet. All you need is a thin glass plate, a bottle of the fluid, and a strong magnet. At the science fair, your child can show the ferrofluid’s unique magnetic properties by pouring some liquid onto the glass and glide the magnet beneath. This will make the liquid dance around.
On the other hand, if your child is also concerned about nature then he or she can enjoy making a project that involves plants. Take three transparent glass bottles and fill each bottle with a mixture of water and food coloring. Use different food color for each bottle such as red, green, and blue. Now, place a new carnation into each glass bottle and allow it to settle for a few days. Soon, you and your child will see all three colors blooming in the white petals. Take photos every day and show them behind the flowers at the science fair to show how water makes its ways up to a flower’s stem and into its petals.
Whether you create an elaborate model or make a ferrofluid purchase, it must be kept in mind that your project should be both educational and adventurous. The main aim of a science fair is to offer your child an opportunity to show his or her knowledge and creativity.