Kindergarten science fair projects aren't as hard to come by as you think!

In fact, kindergarten science fair ideas shouldn't be scary at all!

We want to do well no matter what it is. Kindergartners are even more this way. They still have a desire to learn!

But then the science fair comes around, and, uh-oh. What do we do?

A kindergarten science fair project shouldn't have to include rocket science. You aren't a "mad scientist" nor the son (or daughter) of a mad scientist.

So what do you do?

Well, you've come to the right place!

We are here to guide you through the easy steps for a good science fair project that is just right for kindergarten kids. Just follow these ten steps and you're on your way... the way, it's not too difficult—it can even be fun. We definitely recommend you read through the material on this page first before you go on to the project links below. Follow these steps, and you'll have a great chance of doing well!

The Scientific Method: A Kindergarten Science Fair Project Necessity

We've boiled these steps down to four categories for each kindergarten science fair idea. They are...

1. Preparation
2. Project
3. Paper
4. Presentation

These four steps make it easier to understand the ten steps below. That's why we used the steps above in the experiments. We want to make it as easy as possible!

Although this is the easy version... the ten steps below before you start. Here they are.

First, choose a topic that interests you. Find good kindergarten science fair project ideas that are interesting to you. It needs to be something exciting, something that you won't "hafta do" and something that will make you jump and shout when you win that blue ribbon!

Second, talk about the topic with someone. Ask lots of simple questions.

For example: From the fun boats kindergarten science fair project idea...

What types of boats are there?
Where are boats?
Why do you think they float?

These questions are just to get you started. They lead to the next step...

Third, develop an important question. This one is will be what your project is. This is your idea. A good science fair idea question can be tested. You should write down this question because you will use it later.

For example: From the fun boats kindergarten science fair project idea...

What shape boat floats best?

Fourth, guess the answer to the question. This is called the hypothesis. Don't let this word scare you. It's only what you guessed. You should write it down next to your important question. Don't change it! Even if during the experiment you think it's wrong, don't change it!

Fifth, list the things you need to test the question you have chosen. You will want to write this list. It serves two purposes—First, you will use it later when you make a display. Second, it helps make sure you don't forget something when you do the next steps.

For example: From the balloon science fair project idea...

1. Two or more balloons.
2. Paper and pencil.
3. Camera.
4. Colors.
5. Tape measure.

Sixth, gather the items on your list. If you think the project is too hard, this is where to stop and find another. Pretty much, you won't be able to look back from here.

Seventh, Carry out the test of the question. Do as much as safely possible having someone one older help with anything that may be dangerous. Take lots of photos. You guessed right, you'll use them later.

Eighth, write the results. You will use them later.

Ninth, write the report. Do this the way your school requires. Pay special attention to the science fair guidelines you received. If you were not given specific requirements, write or dictate 3 or 4 sentences. Or If you need help, use some of these sentence starters.

My science fair project is about__.

I wanted to find out __.

I guessed __.

I tested it by___.

My guess was___.

So I learned___.

Tenth, prepare the science fair project display. Now, gather everything you wrote down. Type or neatly copy the things you wrote down. You will want to buy or make a display board that fits the dimensions your school requires. Make labels with the words "question," "hypothesis," "supplies," "test," "results," and "report" on them.

Practice different layouts. Find a layout that you like. Neatly attach the titles, pages, and photos to the science fair project display. Prepare any samples to set on the table in front of your display.

If your school requires a speech, practice telling what you did several times.

And enjoy the science fair. Be a good sportsman. And help others. That's the most important part!

Where To Go From Here

That's about it. Click on the links below and you're on your way to a great kindergarten science fair project!

Balloon science fair project

Boats experiment

Water science fair project

Magnets experiment

Color science fair project

Ice experiment

Finding what makes black science fair project

Fun bubble experiment

Water drops science fair project

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