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First Grade Science Projects (134 results)

Science Buddies' first grade science projects are the perfect way for first grade students to have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our first grade projects are written and tested by scientists and are specifically created for use by students in the first grade. Students can choose to follow the science experiment as written or put their own spin on the project.

For a personalized list of science projects, first graders can use the Science Buddies Topic Selection Wizard. The wizard asks students to respond to a series of simple statements and then uses their answers to recommend age-appropriate projects that fit their interests.

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In this fun science project, you will create a bird feeder from recycled materials that you can set up outside. By observing the birds that come to the bird feeder, you will find out what different kinds of birds live in your area. How many different kinds of birds do you think you will spot? Read more
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Time Required Long (2-4 weeks)
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Prerequisites None
Material Availability Readily available
Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety You will need an adult helper to assist with handling the scissors or knife.
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A day at the beach is a wonderful way to spend time with your family and friends. You can swim, play games, and build sand castles. But have you ever thought about how all of that sand got there and wondered why the shoreline weaves in and out of the ocean? In this science project, you will investigate how ocean waves build beaches by making a model of the beach and shoreline. All you need is a tiny surfer and a beach volleyball court for your model, and you can imagine that you are in… Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Material Availability Readily available
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety No issues
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Skyscrapers are impressive structures. What does it take to design a building so tall? Engineers use strong materials and innovative design to push the limits of gravity. They use special tables to simulate earthquakes and test models of their buildings. In this project, you will build your own earthquake table and see how tall you can make a tower out of LEGO® bricks. You can even measure how hard your earthquake table shakes using a smartphone and Google's Science Journal app. Read more
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Time Required Short (2-5 days)
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Material Availability Readily available
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety No issues
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Did you know that the color of your house could save money? Do this experiment to see which colors regulate temperature best in different environments. Then convince your parents to paint the house and save some money on their energy bill. Maybe they will be so happy they will also increase your allowance! Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Material Availability Readily available
Cost Average ($40 - $80)
Safety No issues
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Lively, vivid colors can add pizzazz and turn a dull photo into a work of art. Learn how changing the saturation levels of the colors in your photo can really make it pop! Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Material Availability Specialty Item: Requires Adobe Photoshop or similar photo editing software
Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety No issues
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Ever been at the beach, taking in the sun and surf, listening to the Beach Boys play on your radio when suddenly it runs out of batteries right in the middle of California Girls? Okay, maybe this only happens to grey haired parents. You being younger and smarter use a hand-powered crank radio to listen to the latest pop tunes on Radio Disney. If batteries and Beach Boys are too old-school for you, then this may be the perfect experiment. Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety No issues
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Have you ever heard someone say that the moon is made of cheese? Even though the craters on the surface of the moon resemble holes in Swiss cheese, we know that this common myth is not true. Find out how craters are formed and why they are different sizes by doing this simple science project. Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Material Availability Readily available
Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety No issues
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What do you do if you take a photo and it turns out too dark or too bright? You can use your computer to fix it for you. Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety No issues
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Some people have a photographic memory and can memorize anything they see almost instantly! Wouldn't that make homework easy? Other people can remember almost anything they hear. Try this experiment to see which type of memory you have. Read more
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Time Required Very Short (≤ 1 day)
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Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety No issues
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Are you really picky about food? Or do you know someone who is? It might be because he or she is a supertaster! To supertasters, the flavors of foods are much stronger than to average tasters. Are you a supertaster? Find out with this tongue-based science fair project! Read more
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Time Required Short (2-5 days)
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Prerequisites None
Material Availability Readily available
Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety People with allergies to food coloring should not participate in this experiment.
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