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Science Project

Postby shananigans » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:12 pm

My son wants to do a science project based on something he saw in the "National Geographic Kids Almanac". It said that a Kids brain (average 10 yr old) weighs 3 lbs (1.4 kg mass) which weighs as much as 700 gummy bears. He is in 3rd grade. Do you have any ideas on how we can create a project on this that is age appropriate. Is Mass a subject that third graders would learn about? Our current plan is to make a balance scale or fulcrum scale to show how they weigh the same, as well as , using other objects of different sizes that weigh the same as the brain. Does this sound like a decent idea?

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Re: Science Project

Postby donnahardy2 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:02 pm


This is a good idea for a science project, however, it is more of a demonstration rather than an experiment. Check with your son's teacher and see if this would be acceptable; chances are that at third grade, the teacher will be expecting a simple experiment based on a scientific principle.

For example, here's an easy project that investigates the relationship between different dimensions and volume. You would have time to do this one before the due date. ... #procedure

You can also try the topic selection wizard on this website and look for another suitable project for your son. ... gister.php

Please post again in this topic if you have more questions.

Donna Hardy

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