Galactic Hot Dogs
 
|

Science Fair

Required:

  • Research materials
  • Drawing supplies

Is your child eager to demonstrate his or her scientific knowledge? Why not organize an at-home science fair and invite everyone in the family to participate?

Each person can select a topic he or she is interested in, or you can offer suggestions (such as electricity, magnetism, nutrition, and so on). Participants research the subjects (using encyclopedias, science books, etc.) and accumulate as many facts as possible. Family members then prepare a presentation, demonstrating his or her knowledge of the topic and including homemade charts, graphs and illustrations, working models, and the like.

When everyone is ready, family members take turns sitting in a "booth" (a designated work table and chair in the living room, perhaps) and revealing their scientific expertise to fellow science fair-goers. Each presentation can be followed by a question-and-answer session. And don't forget the best part—all participants should receive blue ribbons for their great scientific achievements!

|

From 365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child Copyright © 2007, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, and F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

To order this book go to amazon.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

The Latest and Greatest Book for Kids
Search our interactive Book Finder for the top new books for kids of all ages, brought to you by the latest book in the I, Funny series, "I Totally Funniest."

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Top 10 Wintertime Neighborhood Games
Who says you have to stay inside when the temperature drops? Snowy weather is a great excuse to round up your neighborhood for some outdoor winter fun and games.

2015 Family-Friendly Oscar Nominees
The Oscar nominations are in, and they include several family-friendly movies. See which flicks earned a nod for Best Animated Feature Film and other awards.