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Homework Help: Science Experiments


08/18/2022 | Homework Help, Science Experiments

2013novScienceFairIdeas Looking for an idea for a science project? Here are several science experiment ideas that use materials easily found in your house. A couple of them might require a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy, but mostly you can just raid the garage, kitchen or medicine chest for the ingredients. Many experiments you will want to do OUTSIDE. Each experiment will give you directions as well as suggest websites and books that will help you explain what science is at work during the experiment.

Science Project Ideas:

ATOMS & MOLECULES Density: Buoyancy Density: Marbling Paper Miscible Molecules: Lava Bottle Polymers: Poke Holes in a Ziploc Polymers: Borax Goo Polymers: Cornstarch Goo Saturation: Growing Crystals Soluability: Sharpie Pen Tie Dye Supersaturated: Borax Crystals & Rock Candy Static Electricity: Salt and Pepper Separator Surface Tension: Pepper Scatter Surface Tension: Soap Bubbles Surface Tension: Sand Castles CHEMICAL REACTIONS Acids: Bouncing Egg Chemical Bond: Kool Aid Tie Dye Chemical Reaction: Exploding Ziploc Chemical Reaction: Penny Cleaner Chemical Reaction: Plastic Bottle Geyser Chemical Reaction: Milk Glue Nucleation: Mentos Volcano Oxidation: Brown Apples HEAT Insulators: Keeping Warm Melting Point: DIY Slushie Heated Gases Expand: Ivory Soap PHYSICS Aerodynamics: Paper Airplanes Air Pressure: Do Not Open Bottle Centripetal Force: Hex in a Balloon Centripetal Force: Tornado in a Bottle Newton's 1st Law (Inertia): Tablecloth Trick & Egg Drop Newton's Second Law: Comet Cratering Newton's Third Law: Rocket Center of Gravity: Balance Pop Can Chromatography: Black Ink Engineering: Newspaper Geodesic Dome Potential & Kinetic Energy: Marshmallow Catapult BIOLOGY (LIFE) Cell Respiration: Balloon Blow Up Hydrologic (Water) Cycle: Make a Terrarium Transpiration: Flower Transformation
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Websites:

Here are some websites that have great step-by-step directions and photographs for planning a great science project.

Databases:

Science in ContextScience in Context: is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your IndyPL library card number. The Science in Context database will show you articles, images and videos about science topics.​   science-fair-discoverer-logo Science Fair Discoverer is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch of at home. Login in using your IndyPL library card number. It is a great way to find experiments that use common around-the-house items.  Search by asking where you want to begin: In the recycling bin? In the junk drawer? In the yard? In the Kitchen? In the Bathroom?  When an experiment is selected, you will see a list of needed items and directions. Rose-Hulman-Homework-Help-Hotline   You can also ask a math and science expert for homework help by calling the Ask Rose Homework Hotline. They provide FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12.  

Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations, text a librarian at 317 333-6877, or leave a comment.
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Looking for an idea for a science project? Here are several science experiment ideas that use materials easily found in your house. A couple of them might require a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy, but mostly you can just raid the garage, kitchen, or medicine chest for the ingredients. Many experiments you will want to do OUTSIDE! Each experiment will give you directions as well as suggest websites and books that will help you explain what science is at work during the experiment.

Science Project Ideas:

ATOMS & MOLECULES
Density: Buoyancy
Miscible Molecules: Lava Bottle
Polymers: Poke Holes in a Ziploc
Polymers: Cornstarch and Borax Goo
Saturation: Baking Soda Crystals
Soluability: Sharpie Pen Tie Dye
Supersaturated: Borax Crystals
Surface Tension: Bubbles
Surface Tension: Sand Castles

CHEMICAL REACTIONS
Acids: Bouncing Egg
Chemical Bond: Kool Aid Tie Dye
Chemical Reaction: Exploding Ziploc

HEAT
Melting Point: DIY Slushie
Heated Gases Expand: Ivory Soap

PHYSICS
Centripetal Force: Hex in a Balloon
Newton's 1st Law of Motion
Newton's 2nd Law of Motion
Newton's 3rd Law of Motion
Black Ink Chromatography
Potential & Kinetic Energy: Marshmallow Catapult

BIOLOGY (LIFE)
Hydrologic (Water) Cycle: Make a Terrarium


Websites:

Here are some websites that have good step-by-step directions and photographs for planning a great science project.

Ask Rose Homework Help

You can also ask a math and science expert for homework help by calling the Ask Rose Homework Hotline. They provide FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12.


Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out science experiment books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

Books for Kids for a Stressless Science Fair

Here are books to help you pick a science fair experiment that (1) follows the scientific method, (2) uses stuff you can find around the house, and (3) is great fun to do! The books will also help you understand what you are seeing by explaining the science concepts behind the dramatic results.

Janice VanCleave's Big Book of Experiments

VanCleave, Janice Pratt

More than 100 experiments like making slime to better understand chemistry, and creating safe explosions to better understand physic. The supplies for the experiments are easily obtained and the experiments are explained step-by-step.

Experiment With Outdoor Science

Arnold, Edwin Nicholas

Science isn't limited to the classroom & it can be found out in the garden! This book of experiments and projects covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology, and much more, all with materials and equipment that can be found at home.

Excellent Engineering

Beattie, Rob

Step-by-step instructions for kids interested in engineering. Projects are made from things you can easily find laying around the house.