Looking for a project to do for your science fair? Try these downloadable science fair kits. They provide everything you need to get started thinking like a scientist, from forming a question to communicating results of your experiment.
Here is one kit your kids might enjoy doing — Which Came First: The Fly or The Egg?
Fruit flies are not only pests but they are also incredibly helpful in scientific research. For this project, you will start by observing the fruit fly life cycle. Then you will follow the scientific method to test how temperature affects fly development during their life cycle.
- Age Range: Fourth Grade to Eighth Grade
- Time Required: 2 weeks to 1 month or longer (if you choose).
- Cost: Minimal – most materials are readily found in many home kitchens.