Create an Awesome Science Fair Project (For Kids)
Welcome to the very first course created by Redhead Science Ed.! We are driven to help students learn and grow through problem solving, creativity, troubleshooting, imagination and hard work. This is not a course for students looking for last minute pre-made science fair projects. It is also not a course that rehashes a watered down version of the scientific method. We use animation and slides to engage students in grades 3-8 who want to design a scientific experiment that is founded on their individual interests and hobbies (although 3-5th graders will need extra parental help). This course would also work well for home-school students or teachers who want to provide their students with the opportunity to complete their own experiments without participating in a science fair per se. We cover how to come up with a unique idea, design a rigorous experiment with proper variables, controls and n's, learn how to analyze data, create graphs and even some basic statistics. The course covers how to write reports and concludes with some general suggestions for aesthetics. We also include a printable journal to help guide students through the process, and tips for teachers and parents to help students along the way. We hope that you and your students will enjoy the process together, and use this course to create fun memories of learning, laughing, failing, succeeding, growing and building together.
Who this course is for:
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- Children wanting to do a good science fair project
Hi! I am a Biochemistry Ph.D., with extensive experience in instructing non-traditional students at the Collegiate level. I have developed a passion for teaching that extends beyond content-based curriculum and enjoy providing students the opportunity to "do" real science. I believe that students will require their abilities to innovate, solve problems, think critically, and work together as much as they will need encyclopedic knowledge in coming years. I am also a parent, and know that students learn best in an environment where they can be actively engaged with what they are learning. I hope to use my experience to build engaging, difficult and useful courses that will guide students in a manner that really helps them interact with their interests and take ownership of their education.