An important part of learning is doing! Science fairs and STEAM events offer students an opportunity to practice investigation and engineering design. But how are scientific projects different than engineering projects? Think of investigators as scientists and inventors as engineers. Scientists use research and experiments to explore the world around us. Engineers design and make things that will solve problems.
Not sure where to how to get started? Still trying to figure out what your science fair project is going to be this year? We’ve got you covered.
If you like asking questions and exploring solutions, start with a scientific project. We have over 100 projects to choose from.
If you like solving problems and proposing solutions, start with an engineering project. We have several challenges to choose from.
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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.
Fireworks Bean Bag Toss
Spark student interest in fireworks safety with a beanbag toss game featuring a creative design twist. After decorating their beanbag board, students will experiment with variations to the rules of the game.
Combine recreation with a hands-on DIY design challenge as students build a miniature golf course out of everyday objects. Students will learn about the necessary conditions to create the perfect putt.
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.