Top 4 Fun and Safe Science Projects for Students

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Top 4 Fun and Safe Science Projects for Students

The best part about science is the experiments. Science might be a difficult subject to understand at times, but when it comes time to get hands-on, everyone starts to pay attention. If you’re looking for new ways to engage and excite your students this year, check out these top four fun and safe science projects.

Invisible Fingerprints

You never know who’s aspiring for a career in forensic science. There might be a few students in your class with an interest in criminology, and conducting an experiment exploring this field is a great opportunity. Consider dedicating a lesson to detecting invisible fingerprints.

For this, you’ll need to collect fingerprints on objects, but because these fingerprints are latent (invisible), you’ll need to use different tools than you would for standard fingerprint collecting. You won’t have access to an x-ray machine, so you’ll need:

  • Iron powder
  • Plexiglass
  • Latent fingerprint bush
  • Bottle of superglue

Lamp with shade

Photographic paper

The classroom will start to feel more like a real crime scene than fourth-period science.

Colorful Flames

Your students may not know that flames come in different colors besides blue and red. Now you can show them the various hues flames can create by doing the colorful rainbow flames experiment. Since you’re dealing with fire during this experiment, you’ll need to go over fire safety with your students before and during the experiment.

You’ll need small metal containers to hold the salt, fuel, and flames. For the various colors, sprinkle metal salts to color the flame. You can use the following metal salts:

  • Sodium chloride
  • Copper II (chloride dihydrate)
  • Strontium chloride
  • Barium nitrate
  • Lithium bromide

Then, add ethyl alcohol as fuel to each container and ignite with a flame. Finally, watch the magic happen.

Blast Off

Building a model rocket will take some time. This is not an experiment you can finish in a day because it will require a lot of calculations and test runs so you can have a successful launch. It’s important to follow the proper safety precautions when attempting this experiment.

First, you’ll need to determine which type of rocket you want to build. From there, you’ll start by going over safety precautions and finally get down to the building aspect. When it comes to materials, try to buy the exact suggested supplies. Don’t try to substitute items to save money on the experiment. You want to have a memorable blast-off.

Sports Drinks vs. Orange Juice

For all the athletes and sports fanatics in the class, the sports drink and orange juice experiment will be very educational. Here, you’ll test to see which beverage produces more electrolytes. You’ll need to measure electrolytes in this experiment using a multimeter. It will measure the voltage, current, and resistance.

Make sure you have these items:

  • Electrolyte challenge sensor kit
  • Disposable plastic straws
  • Scissors
  • Glass or plastic bowls
  • Sports drink and orange juice (room temperature)
  • Room temperature tap water
  • Room temperature distilled water

Now your students will know if Gatorade actually makes a change in their bodies.

This school year will go down as one of the greatest after doing one or all four of these fun and safe science projects with your students.

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