1st Grade Science Projects

Ideas for Grade School Science Fair Projects - 1st Grade

1st grade is a great time to explore how things work.
1st grade is a great time to explore how things work and to introduce the scientific method into science fair projects. Ryan McVay, Getty Images

Introduction to 1st Grade Science Fair Projects

1st grade is a great time to get introduced into the scientific method. 1st-grade projects should be interesting to the student and mostly exploratory in nature. At this age, a teacher or parent needs to help plan the project and offer guidance with a report or poster. Some students may want to make models or perform demonstrations that illustrate scientific concepts.

1st-grade science offers a wonderful opportunity to explore how things work.

1st Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

  • What type of food attracts the most flies (or ants)? What do these foods have in common?
  • What happens if you put a chicken bone or an egg in vinegar for a day or a week? Why do you think it happens?
  • Do all students in the class have the same size hands and feet as each other? Trace outlines of hands and feet and compare them. Do taller students have larger hands/feet or does height not seem to matter?
  • Are waterproof mascaras really waterproof? Put some mascara on a sheet of paper and rinse it with water. What happens? Do 8-hour lipsticks really keep their color that long?
  • Do clothes take the same length of time to dry if you add a dryer sheet or fabric softener to the load?
  • Do frozen candles burn at the same rate as candles that were stored at room temperature?
  • Do all types of bread grow the same types of mold?
  • Do raw eggs and hard-boiled eggs spin the same length of time/number of times?
  • Does light affect how fast foods spoil?
  • Can you tell from today's clouds what tomorrow's weather will be?

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