It happens more often than you realize, but many of the cool ideas for science fair projects are actually part of the simpler ideas. This is because the simpler your project, the more easy it is to understand. Understanding or being able to demonstrate a scientific concept is usually the end goal of all science fair projects. So being able to create a simple one that explains things perfectly always ends up looking really cool.
In order to have one of the cooler science projects at this year’s fair, come up with simple ideas for science fair projects. Think of some basic concepts in science, making sure that these are concepts that you know well, and then jazz it up. A big part of the science fair is coming up with something rather original, and so your simple idea with a simple but original demonstration is sure to gain you points with the judges and the crowd!
For example, many ideas for science fair projects involve using or harnessing electric power. While the lemon or potato battery is still impressive in the lower grades, think about how you can create a battery using water and some salt. When you get down to it, the concepts being used are really simple, and are just the basics of electricity, but knowing that you’re the only one at the fair with a water battery is going to make you really original.
If you want to get ideas for science fair projects that are more out of the box, read ahead in your textbook. Most of the time, students choose to do projects that involve concepts that were already studied in class. This is understandable because this is what students have learned and understood well enough to demonstrate or create a project about. To be original, studying ahead and fully understanding a topic before anyone else can help make your science project stick out. They will all be creating batteries for electricity while you demonstrate lightning in jar.
You may also get ideas for science fair projects from science topics that you are unlikely to discuss fully in school. For example, the theory of aerodynamics is usually touched on in physics class, but it’s never really discussed in detail or to the point where you are solving equations regarding lift and air speed, and all the rest. That means doing a project on aerodynamics will make you really original and really cool. Stick to the simpler concepts, and you won’t have much of a problem. Remember to also keep your project simple. This will assure you that it will work, and that it will be very cool!