All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Science with Mrs. Suggs

If you ask enough good questions, you may eventually find the best answer.

Presenting the Wiley Elementary

3rd and 4th Grade Science Fair

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Download Scientist Packet

Due dates for packet sections.

To be turned in during ISM Science class during the week listed.

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Section 5

(Display Board)

Week of March 11-15

Week of March 18-22

Week of April 8-12

Week of April 15-19

April 24

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at:

Science Fair Ideas

The list below provides even more ideas

  • Do children's heart rates increase as they get older?
  • Which brands of diaper hold the most water?
  • Which dissolves better in water: salt or baking soda?
  • Which dish soap makes the most bubbles?
  • Do suction cups stick equally well to different surfaces?
  • Which travels faster: a snail or a worm?
  • Does a green plant add oxygen to its environment?
  • What kind of glue holds two boards together better?
  • Do sugar crystals grow faster in tap water or distilled water?
  • Do ants like cheese or sugar?
  • Which type of oil has the greatest density?
  • Do bigger seeds produce bigger plants?
  • Will bananas brown faster on the counter or in the refrigerator?
  • Do the roots of plants always grow downward?
  • Which brand of soap makes the most suds?
  • Do different kinds of caterpillars eat different amounts of food?
  • How much salt does it take to float an egg?
  • What materials provide the best insulation?
  • Will bananas brown faster on the counter or in the refrigerator?
  • Do the roots of plants always grow downward?
  • Can things be identified by just their odor?
  • Does the color of a material affect its absorption of heat?
  • How far can a person lean without falling?
  • How far does a snail travel in one minute?
  • Will water with salt evaporate faster than water without salt?
  • Can you use a strand of human hair to measure air moisture?
  • Will more air inside a basketball make it bounce higher?
  • Can same type balloons withstand the same amount of pressure?
  • Does a ball roll farther on grass or dirt?
  • Does exercise affect heart rate?
  • Do children's heart rates increase as they get older?
  • Which student in class has the greatest lung capacity?
  • Does anyone in my class have the same fingerprints?
  • Can you tell what something is just by touching it?
  • Does sugar prolong the life of cut flowers?
  • How far can a person lean without falling?
  • Which brand of popcorn pops the most kernels?
  • Which grows mold faster: moist bread or dry bread?
  • What kinds of things do magnets attract?
  • What materials dissolve in water?
  • What type of soil filters water best
  • For how long a distance can speech be transmitted through a tube?
  • Does sound travel best through solids, liquids, or gases?
  • How does omitting an ingredient affect the taste of a cookie?
  • Which dish soap makes the longest lasting suds?
  • How much weight can a growing plant lift?
  • Does a plant grow bigger if watered by milk or water?
  • What common liquids are acid, base, and neutral?
  • Does an ice cube melt faster in air or water?
  • Do plants grow bigger in soil or water?
  • Do different types of soil hold different amounts of water?
  • How accurately can people judge temperature?
  • Which metal conducts heat best?
  • Can you separate salt from water by freezing?
  • Can plants grow from leaves?
  • Does an earthworm react to light and darkness?
  • Which cheese grows mold the fastest?
  • Can the design of a paper airplane make it fly farther?
  • Will adding bleach to the water of a plant reduce fungus growth?

What is a Science Fair?

A science fair is generally where students create projects related to science and/or technology. A successful science fair project does not have to be expensive or time-consuming. However, it does require some planning and careful thought.

For example, you might do a demonstration or a model, or you might do a research project or a simple to complex experiment.

At every level the student proposes a topic, develops an understanding about the topic, explores it a bit further, and reports his or her findings to an audience. Students attempt to investigate a problem, perhaps even solving it in an innovative way, and teach themselves science through their discoveries. Projects may be in any area of science. Science Fair time can be an exciting period of days, weeks, or even months in which students make new discoveries about the world around them, and about themselves.

Science fair investigations require time management skills. Students must budget their time, completing tasks, keep to an overall schedule, and complete their experiment early enough to have ample time for making conclusions and retesting results if necessary for confirmation and confidence.

Science fair projects present students with opportunities to use reading, writing, mathematics, science, technology, creativity and more. Long term benefits of science fair projects have been identified as well. Students find projects which relate to their everyday lives.