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Astronomical Astronomy Science Fair Project Ideas!

I'm going to help you find Astronomy science fair project ideas that are a blast to do! If you've needed help with a science project, you'll have plenty of ideas once you read this article. I have two grandsons one in 3rd grade and one in 1st grade, and both are wonderfully enthusiastic about science. While the 1st grader loves bugs and ants, the 3rd grader is passionate about astronomy and meteorology. He has literally memorized all the facts from every astronomy book I have given him. Together we have come up with several plans for science fair projects that he can pick from for upcoming fairs. It was exciting research to develop easy and fun astronomy science project ideas for him to build on--exciting because we already knew what his passion was. That's the important first step.

Do your research

Some of the cool astronomy science fair project ideas that we decided on came from searching the Internet, and then we spent an afternoon in the library going through astronomy books. One day we went to the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum in Chicago where we viewed the Egyptian Nights. Then we went to see the Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity show. Using virtual reality we got to fly through worms holes, see the creation of the Milky Way galaxy, and saw the death of a star.

From this experience Timothy came up with the idea of creating a comet as a planetary and astronomical experiment. All we needed was a few simple ingredients like dry ice and ammonia. Because this experiment required supervision, I spend more time with my grandson while we participated in this learning exercise that turned out to be pretty cool. Imagine, making something that in ancient times scared people because they didn't understand what it was.

Talking about ancient times, we found a project on how to make a sundial. A sundial is how they used to tell time before there were clocks. It uses the movement of the sun and a sundial is constructed so that it's almost like reading a clock. Making your own sundial is a very easy project and you can easily find the directions on the Internet or at the library or you can purchase a kit complete with all the materials and step-by-step instructions.

The process is fun for both kids and adults

Kids enjoy spending time with adults and learning things if it is what interests them. And I was surprised at the things I learned myself in this elementary activity.

We learned things about stars and constellations and how to make our own starry night in the middle of the day--this turned out to be a great rainy day activity for us both. He even created this whole tale to go along with the experiment which we then wrote down and made a little science fiction astronomy book, which turned out to be an excellent addition for his science project fair board. The cover showed the different phases of the moon set on a deep blue background with the Big Dipper and the North Star.

It was a great time together--quality time together that was fun.

Remember to have fun with your project

So When deciding what astronomy science fair project ideas your going to use, the point is to have fun doing the project itself and all the experiments. You really can't miss with whatever Astronomy science project ideas you come up with because the universe is just full of them. Take some time, do some research and you just might be surprised. Great heavens, check it out!

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