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Science Projects for Kids - All Grades 1-8

  • Prevent the inside of an apple from oxidizing with lemon juice

    When the inside of an apple is exposed to air, a process called oxidation occurs, turning the apple brown. In this science experiment we will use lemon juice to slow down the oxidation process.

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  • Mummify an orange

    Mummies have been found all over the world including the Aztecs in Peru in South America and as far east as China. 'Natron' is a natural salt that was used in the mummification process to dry out the bodies'...

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  • Prove that green plants need light to survive

    All green plants need sunlight to make their 'food' to thrive and survive, without it, they will die. Without green plants, all life on earth would be unable to survive, as all living things feed on plants or animals...

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  • Learn how osmosis work with salt water and a potato

    Potato cells holds a lot of water which makes a raw slice of potato feel nice and crisp or rigid. We can easily take the water out of the potato through a process called 'osmosis', as you will learn...

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  • Make a kaleidoscope to view beautiful coloured shapes

    Kaleidoscope means 'observer of beautiful shapes' and it has been a fascinating & fun toy to many for over 180 years. When you look through the kaleidoscope, you will see colourful symmetrical shapes that look the same from any...

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  • Make your own homemade telescope

    Fancy becoming an astronomer and find out more about the stars in our galaxy? It is quite easy to make a simple refracting telescope which could help you study the moon and the stars in more detail.

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  • Make your own homemade periscope

    The most common example of the use of a 'periscope' is in submarines. The commanders of submarines use the periscope to look above the surface of the sea level while they are still submersed below the surface of the...

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  • Build your own camera out of a shoe box

    All cameras work by focusing light onto a light sensitive material called 'film'. In this science experiment, let's build our own 'camera obscura' out of a shoe box to see how this works.

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  • Make a magnifying glass with a pin and paper only

    A pinhole in an index card can act like a magnifying glass, helping your eyes to focus on a very tiny object that is close to you. Unfortunately the tiny hole limits the amount of light that reaches your...

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  • Make colours vanish to white by a spinning colour wheel

    A rainbow is produced by the sunlight shining onto droplets of moisture after rains. The rainbow take the form of a multi-coloured arc containing the seven colours of the rainbow, with red on the outer part of the arc,...

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