Kindergarten Science Fair Project

Ask questions about projects relating to: biology, biochemistry, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology/toxicology, zoology, human behavior, archeology, anthropology, political science, sociology, geology, environmental science, oceanography, seismology, weather, or atmosphere.

Moderators: MelissaB, kgudger, Ray Trent, Moderators

Kindergarten Science Fair Project

Postby RDHMOM » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:58 pm

My kindergartener is interested in how a lunar eclipse occurs and wants to use this for her science fair project. Since this would be more demonstration of a phenomenon than an experiment, I'm not sure this is the right subject to use. Her interest in science is what I want to foster here so if this is a subject she's curious about I want try and make it work. Do you have any suggestions for an experiment that work for this subject? The only thing I came up with was to make models and show her how the earth cast it's shadow ( a demonstration) :)

Thank you!!!
RDHMOM
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:45 pm
Occupation: Dental Hygienist
Project Question: n/a
Project Due Date: n/a
Project Status: Not applicable

Re: Kindergarten Science Fair Project

Postby olgakay » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:23 pm

Dear Mom,

Sounds like a demo would be best. You can make it fun by placing continents and countires on your Earth. Then you can find out where the eclipse is seen and where it is not seen before the night ends.

Have fun!

OK
olgakay
Former Expert
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:37 pm
Occupation: pharmaceutical company
Project Question: n/a
Project Due Date: n/a
Project Status: Not applicable

Re: Kindergarten Science Fair Project

Postby MelissaB » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:24 pm

Hi,

Check with your child's teacher to make sure, but I think at the kindergarten level a working model of the sun/earth/moon that could demonstrate a lunar eclipse would be more than adequate for a science fair--especially since she is interested in the topic! Another possibility would be for her to look at lists of past or predicted eclipses such as this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_21 ... r_eclipses and ask her if she sees any patterns and/or could predict approximately when future eclipses will occur. The only problem with this is that the patterns may be too complicated for a kindergartener to pick out and you wouldn't want her to get discouraged because any simple hypothesis she comes up with won't be very accurate; if you do go this route I suggest only looking at total eclipses or having her look at a type of eclipse where you are able to pick out a pattern yourself.

You might also find this website to be particularly helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_eclipse.

Hope this helps!
MelissaB
Moderator
 
Posts: 1055
Joined: Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:47 am

Re: Kindergarten Science Fair Project

Postby RDHMOM » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:01 pm

Those are great suggestions. Thank you for the help! :D
RDHMOM
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:45 pm
Occupation: Dental Hygienist
Project Question: n/a
Project Due Date: n/a
Project Status: Not applicable

Re: Kindergarten Science Fair Project

Postby Nany_09 » Sun May 11, 2014 10:27 pm

My 6 years old kid, who is studying in Phoenix kindergarten, is so excited to know how trains run. Please suggest how to demonstrate functional ideas of train's working. Thanks in advance.
Nany_09
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed May 07, 2014 11:52 pm
Occupation: Businessman
Project Question: How to accomplish project
Project Due Date: n/a
Project Status: Not applicable


Return to Grades K-5: Life, Earth, and Social Sciences

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests