Ideas for Science Projects can come from anywhere

Perhaps because of my extra finely tuned interest in all things related to science I tend to see possible scientific experiments in a lot of day to day things. For instance if I take out a bottle of water from the refrigerator, what do I think? The first thought is about the temperature difference that the water will face. The second is about how it will get warmer in this heat. Then I think about how long it will take to reach room temperature.

Next I wonder what the exact temperature is at that instance. That’s not all, as the droplets of water form on the surface of the bottle I think about condensation. It is the easiest way to prove the existence of water vapor in the air. Then I start thinking about the presence of other gases in the air that we breathe. Maybe even the experiment to prove that oxygen is required for a candle flame to keep burning.

I might go out for a walk and see a science project waiting to be done along the way. I see an empty jar which can be converted into a fountain with the help of a small motor pump. I hear a wind chime and wonder about the resonance of the sounds. Then I think about how that musical sound can be converted into an experiment.

What I am trying to say is that great ideas for a science project can come from extremely mundane every day activities. All you have to do is to keep your eyes and ears open. Explore the world around you in a different light. Once you do have an idea you might want to consider some other aspects of the project. So have fun as you learn more about your world.

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