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From hair care and lotions to makeup and perfume, consumers have a wide range of choices. It takes science to develop and test products to improve them, offer new benefits, and ensure safety. Learn more about the science involved in product development while making, testing, and comparing toiletry items in these hands-on science projects.



Do you like your hair shiny and beautiful? The key to keeping your hair nice and clean is to use a good shampoo. But with so many different products in the store, how do you know which one works best for you? In this science project, you will put a variety of shampoos to the test, including your own self-made organic shampoo recipes. Do you think these will perform better than a store-bought product?



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Hands-On Nutrition and STEM Activities for ages 4-8.

GrowingGreat’s mission is to empower every child to grow up healthy through science-based garden and nutrition education. Download three science project ideas, focused on apples, beans and celery, to help young students learn about healthy foods and encourage them to play with science.

Building Working Models of the Human Heart.

In this activity by David Brock, students design and build functioning artificial "hearts" to study and to demonstrate their knowledge of the circulatory system.


Using Simple Machines to Create an Obstacle Course.

Combine a lesson on simple machines with physical fitness in this fun science activity by Michelle Brooks. Build an obstacle course using simple machines!


Inheritance and Natural Selection.

In this jam-packed lesson plan by Kristina Woods, students will explore how genes are inherited, meiosis, genetic mutations and natural selection.


Searching for Lead in Our Environment.

Lead is a common and deadly contaminant in the environment, especially in older, urban environments. In this lab by Bill Felinski III, students will measure the concentration of lead in water and soil samples.


Measuring the Speed of Light – A Physics Lab.

Break out the s'mores and a microwave and calculate the speed of light with this physics lab by Brian Heglund!


Magnet Car Contest – A Physics Lab.

This lesson by Randy Moehnke provides students with a fun and challenging hands-on activity where they apply the principles of electricity and magnetism to creating toy cars!


Meiosis Poker.

This educational game created by John Sowash reinforces a student's understanding of meiosis in a fun and challenging way!


The Scientific Method and Basic Microbiology.

Molly Jean Woofter shares this lab experiment in which students form hypotheses about the effectiveness of household cleaners in inhibiting the growth of bacteria.


Ancient Indian Gravity Sewers.

This cross-curriculum experiment by Michael Ryan combines information on the creation of sewers in the Ancient Indus Valley with the hands-on experience of a science experiment dealing with gravity.


Creating an Ecosystem.

In this creative, hands-on environmental science activity by Marsha Fischer, students create a shoebox diorama of an ecosystem, including both biotic and abiotic factors.


The Three Pigs Construction Company.

In this hands-on lab by Lisa Milenkovic, students will try to build a "house" that can withstand big winds—such as the huffing and puffing of the big bad wolf, or even a hurricane!


The Cell as a System.

The animal cell can be compared to many systems that exist in our world today. In this lesson plan by Diana VonEye, students will use the process of scientific literacy and scientific inquiry to design the animal cell as a city system.