Understanding Science Projects and Experiments
by Ron Kurtus (updated 16 March 2023)
A science project consists of performing an experiment, testing a theory or demonstrating a principle, and then following it up with a report and presentation.
Many students—and even scientists—would like to succeed in doing a science project, but there are often are challenges and obstacles in the way to reaching that goal. Science projects require that you understand scientific methodology. You need to have any ideas of where to start in developing a project. And finally—if entering in a competition—you need the skills to present your project in a way that will improve your chances of winning.
The purpose of these lessons is to give you a start at improving your skills in science projects, as well as to give you tips performing experiments.
Overview of Experiments with Fluids
Measure Volume of Irregularly Shaped Object
Show Weight in Water is Less than in Air
Compare the Density of Different Liquids
Relationship Between Water Pressure and Depth
Overview of Experiments with Friction
Measure Coefficient of Friction with a Scale
Overview of Static Electricity Experiments
Causing a Balloon to Stick to Things
Electrical Attraction of a Comb
States of Matter
Overview of States of Matter Experiments
Relationship of Temperature and Changing State