Math & Science Night Rules and Resources

Math & Science Night Rules:

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There are many discovery areas that fall under the Math & Science umbrella. Consider...

Life Science

This scientific category deals with animals, plants, humans and the environment. Your project can be about the behavior of these living things. 

Subcategories include: Animal Behavior, Consumer Science, Plant Activities, Health Science and Ecology. 

Sample projects:

 Which Paw Does My Cat Prefer? 

 Can Dogs See Color?

How Does an Antacid Change the PH level in Juice?

Will Dish Detergent Affect Plant Growth? 

At Which Temperature does Popcorn Pop Best? 

Can You Tell the Difference in Brand Name or Store Name Cereals?

Physical Science

If you like trying to figure out how things work, or are interested in the composition of matter, this category is for you. 

Subcategories include: Electricity and Magnetism, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Mathematics, Sound and Light, Aerodynamics. 

Sample projects: 

Which Battery Lasts the Longest? 

How Can You Increase the Strength of an Electromagnet?

Which Lasts longer: an Incandescent Bulb or a Fluorescent Bulb? 

Which Airplane Design is Best?

What Tower Design is the Strongest? 

How can I Amplify Sound?

Earth and Space Science

Subcategories include: Weather, Geology and Astronomy. 

Sample projects: 

How does Weathering affect our Landscape?

Does Road Construction Create Problems With the Habitat in an Area?

Does a Full Moon Cause Human Behavior Problems? 

How has the Temperature Affected Our Water Supply? 

How does Weather Impact Travel?

How does a Volcano Erupt?

Computer Science

This category deals with the development of computer programs, algorithms, computer languages and hardware. Possible projects could include creating a website, or creating a program using a language such as Scratch (created for kids by MIT).


This category involves the study of numbers. Topics could include counting, patterns, primary numbers, fractions, equations, shapes, addition, subtraction, division, math in nature, and more.

When conducting an experiment, use the steps for the Scientific Method:

Check out these useful websites:

Science Buddies

Need help deciding on a topic for your project?  Use the Topic Selection Wizard tool to help find the perfect one for you.

Science Fair Central

Try Science

Science Fair Primer

A site to help students get started and run a science fair project.