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Easy Science Fair Projects For the Third Grade

During the third grade, your child's science class will become more serious than before. In order to prepare their students for the kind of science they will be facing in higher grade levels, teachers tend to be stricter with their students. It is also in the third grade that some schools require their students to join the science fair, and this can be really overwhelming for a third grader. Joining the science fair is a big step that can really pressure your child when it comes to finding a good idea for a project. Luckily, there are many easy science fair projects for the third grade right under their noses!
Like all elementary science classes, third grade science is divided into three major science branches. These branches are life science, earth science, and physical science. From these branches you will find many ideas for easy science fair projects. Go through your child's textbook and see what it is they have been studying during the semester. You can also ask your child to tell you what they learned under each branch of science. This can help instill a sense of independence and ownership over their project because they will feel like they have something to teach you! Who knows? They just might!
Encourage your child to choose a science topic they enjoyed studying. Usually when a child enjoys a subject it also means that they understand it well. This is the first step to finding easy science fair projects because when your child understands the scientific concept well, they will be able to come up with good examples or project ideas for the topic. You can also help your child along by making sure they really understand their lessons and the topic they chose. Ask them questions, and give suggestions. You will definitely find one that they really enjoy, and that is easy enough to do.
Once your child has chosen their branch of science and then narrowed it down to a specific topic, you can now begin creating your easy science fair projects. Remember that science fair projects do not have to be overly complicated and come with all the bells and whistles. Sometimes a simple project is what catches the judges' attention and appreciation.
Some easy science fair projects for the third grade that are simple, but still impressive include plant grafting or studying an insect for life science. Earth science can include making an earthquake diorama, or the ever classic volcano, while physical science usually has to do with energy or matter in different states. You will find that most of these projects can be done from your kitchen, and with minimal extra materials than those you will find in your own home!

Posted by Omkarr singh on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Filed under , , , , , , , . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

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