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Challenger Science Fair “Adventure into Extreme Science” It’s Easy to Do a Science Fair Project! Think of An Idea You’d Like to Put to the Test Predict What You Think Will Happen (It doesn’t matter if you’re right!) Find a Scientific Way to Test It (Usually one control & one variable) Display Your Results (The website describes the layout we recommend) Compare Your Prediction With Your Results (What did you learn? What would you do differently next time?) Make Sure It Is Fun! Here are some ideas for some very simple projects: Take two different size/shape balls and drop them from a height. What happens? Test two different designs of paper airplanes. Which flies better? Grow two plants in different light or water conditions. Which grows better? Put a bottle of water and a bottle of salt water in the freezer. Which freezes first? Put Vegetable Oil, Water, and another liquid in a clear bottle. How do they layer themselves? Make a pile of small hardware (nails, screws, coins, rubber bands, wires, etc.) on the table. Try and pick them up with a magnet. Which items are attracted to the magnet? Why? Still looking for ideas?? Check out the 2009 Challenger Science Fair Website at: www.challenger.issaquah.wednet.edu/teachers/sciencefair/ There are links to several great science websites with project ideas. The website also posts all rules, guidelines, and grade-level requirements, as well as entry forms. So fill out a form, pick out a project, and have some fun!