One of your first decisions will be which types of projects to have at the fair. You may wish to have only an investigation science fair or a STEAM event. You can also mix the two kinds of projects, which gives students a choice. In many ways this is the optimal model, as the more interest the student has in the topic as well as the type of hands-on process, the more motivation he or she will have to keep up the momentum throughout the six weeks.
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Kids Workshops provide a mix of skill-building, creativity, and safety for future DIYers every month in Home Depot stores across the country. After registering for the next Workshop, download these exclusive extension activities from Discovery Education. Each extension provides opportunities to reimagine or use their Workshop creation in an unexpected new way.
Dig deeper into the survival needs of other organisms as students think more deeply about the plants in their lives. Students will learn how to plant seeds and create unique plant tags to support healthy growing.
Ignite students’ connection with their natural environment with an investigation of birds. Students will make observations about their own communities which they will incorporate into building a simple birdhouse.
Bring to life the forces of friction for students as they create their own pinball game. Students will explore the ways that friction affects different surfaces while fine-tuning pinball designs and sharing with others.