There are plenty of third grade science projects that will be fun for your child to do. Kids this age love to learn new things and find out answers to questions on their own. Encourage them to choose a topic that interests them so it will be fun for them and they will see it through until the end. If they choose a topic that bores them, the parent may end up doing the majority of the work and that's not good for the parent or the child. One fun project might be to see if everyone in their class has the same size feet and hands. All you need for this project is some paper and markers, then trace each child's hands and feet, and then compare them with the rest of the class's tracings.
Another fun project is to see if cut flowers last longer in cold water or warm water. All you need for this project is some white flowers, like carnations, some water, food coloring and two vases. Fill one vases half full with warm water and add some food coloring, then fill the other half full with cold water and add some food coloring. When finished, put one flower in each and see what happens. Do flowers drink warm water faster, slower or at the same rate as cold water?
No science project has to be complicated, just interesting. As long as you use your imagination, you will come up with plenty of third grade science projects.
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