24-hour Science Fair Projects for When You Are in a Hurry

This week I’d like to start a new blog series on science fair project ideas. This week I’ll be talking about ideas for 24-hour science fair projects that involve cell phones and elliptical machines. Both of these items can be found in many homes, at school or at a local store.

The first science fair project idea that I came up with this week is to use cell phone cases and accessories as your experiment’s subject. For example, how about design a cell phone case that recharges your cell phone using solar energy. What other project ideas can you come up with for cell phone accessories like chargers, faceplates and charging stations?

The second group of science fair projects that I was thinking about this week involve elliptical machines. Elliptical machines are pieces of exercise equipment that utilize the natural elliptical motion of our legs. Project ideas using an elliptical machine include heart rate projects, sweat projects and geometry projects. One project you can put together is to determine if the elliptical shape used by these machines really do reflect the natural motion of our legs.

For more ideas on science fair projects visit a homeschool science store.

I have been scouring the Internet for science fair project blogs for our readers. One I came across is actually put out by USA Today. It is a great reference for finding news stories on science fairs and science fair projects. Check out this blog if you need a little extra help coming up with your science fair project ideas.

11 Responses

  1. MysticWolverine
    I desperatly need a science project and this was hopeless. You shouldn't advertise what you don't actually have!
  2. web hosting
    i am working on a cell phone case that recharges your cell phone using solar energy. its bit difficult but i am trying my best. the project ideas provided by article are really good and innovative
  3. Alev Absman@best elliptical trainer
    Actually home gym is a great exercise machine to buy but on second thought, why would you like to invest so much money on it if when all you want is a good machine (elliptical trainers, treadmills) which can give rigorous workouts and is not bulky but costs you less than half of a home? There is no harm in going for that, but unless you are looking at a home gym for body building, elliptical trainers give you all you want for weight loss, six pack abs and just for keeping fit.
  4. Bari@load cells
    When looking for cool science fair projects, one popular category is to show how science can help solve the problems that we are facing globally today. There are several experiments that you can do to suggest solutions that we as individuals can effect by making changes on a personal basis.
  5. Cell Phones
    I love the whole cell phone idea. I have never thought to use them in that way. It seems easy enough for us and the kids to do.
  6. judy@homeschool lesson plans
    i am constantly on a lookout for lessons that i can teach at home to my homeschool kids. We've been doing art curriculum for the past quarter and have plans to move in to science subjects by beginning of next year. I really like your "Earth Science Homeschool Projects ". My kids need to also know about our changing weather and its impact.
  7. Thomas
    We are looking for more ideas on science fair projects. Your idea on whole cell phone is awesome for learning. Short Courses Melbourne
  8. Mobile Broadband
    You had choose to do experiment using a cell phone and elliptical machines looks quite interesting. What is the outcome of "how to design a cell phone that recharges through solar energy"
  9. Reisen
    ... cell phone case that recharges your cell phone using solar energy. I was a few years at a chinese fair where I first saw this. But till now I do not have the feeling that the develpment progressing. That is bad because I believe that solar energy for cell phones is a big market and can help (in a small part) to save the world. So I appreciate your Science Fair Project very much.
  10. jinnie@Earth 4 energy
    I’m sure you will see more and more investment in solar and other renewable sources of energy once it becomes more cost effective, especially with the price of oil continuing to rise.
  11. chel.ritchel
    This is the first science fair project idea that I came up with this week is to use cell phone cases and accessories as your experiment’s subject.Like for instance cellphone cases.The second Project ideas is using an elliptical machine include heart rate projects, sweat projects and geometry projects.Thanks for sharing this great post to us more power to your site! G-d bless ;-)