How to Come Up With Science Project Ideas


Authored by Justin Dupre in Child Education 
Published on 12-21-2008

There are times when we just get confounded, and aren’t able to think of new ideas for our self. I remember one of those times when I couldn’t think of something, and that was for my school’s big science fair. I eventually cooked something up, but it was nowhere near as magnificent as some of the other projects on display by my classmates. I’ve grown a little wiser with age, so I now have a better grasp on what I should have done to come up with ideas for science projects.

Your science project should be about something you are generally interested in. Science isn’t always a fun subject, but for a final science project or science fair project, you generally have freedom to create any kind of project you want. Take time to dig into your mind. What do you like to do in your spare time? What is the normal topic of conversation at the family dinner table? Use things from your daily life to help you come up with an idea for a unique science project.

Doing thorough research on topics that interest you can help you find a science project idea that works for you. Head to your school or local public library and start examining the books. Find general thesis ideas, and ask yourself questions you don’t have answers to. The point of developing a science project is to try and find the answers. If you find a question that stumbles you but interests you greatly, attempt to pursue it. In order to create a science project, you don’t always have to find an answer. Your final project may explain why you couldn’t find the answer if the question isn’t solved.

You should never be afraid to ask your teachers for assistance when it comes to finding ideas for science projects. They are there and paid to inform, help, and teach you. Science is a science teacher’s life, and they most likely have thousands of unique ideas they could borrow to you for science projects. You can even ask other subject’s teachers what kind of science project could they do related to their subject. Nearly every field in life has science related to it. There is science in math, science in computers, science in engineering, and even science in English. Don’t shy away from some topics just because they don’t seem scientific enough.

Thanks to the Internet, you can be connected to information, ideas, and people we couldn’t have been in touch with as easily 20 years ago. The Internet is filled to the brim with people interested in science. There are even communities and website built directly around helping people come up with ideas for science projects. You can even find teachers that volunteer to help students identify what type of science project idea will suit them. With a little bit of research on Google or Yahoo, you could be on the fast track to a unique science project.

A science project can be about anything, so finding an idea for a science project doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Take something you love, ask questions that don’t have answers, and turn that into your unique science project.


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