When encouraging third graders to create inventions for a school project, some practical ideas include attaching lights to slippers for an automatic night light or creating a pet-hair sweeper by attaching sticky tape to an empty paper towel roll and fastening it to the bottom of a mop. Third graders can also invent a scooper to attach at the end of a rake for a two-in-one gardening solution.Continue Reading
Third graders can also create inventions that help with daily tasks and household annoyances by creating a toothpaste squeezer with a small panel to ensure the tube is squeezed from the bottom, a utensil sorter to simplify the task of putting away clean dishes, a book holder anchored above the faucet of a bathtub to ensure dry reading during bath time or a mealtime placemat with foam and sticky tape to ensure knives and forks stay in place.
Third graders can also design inventions to enhance play and fun, such as a snow ski roller with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom of a snowboard for easy use on a driveway during warm temperatures. An additional invention to aid with play and safety is a helmet with four layers of foam padding to further prevent injury.Learn more about K-12 Curriculum
Celebrations and project ideas for the 100th day of the school year typically center on amassing collections of 100 items, according to About.com. Students can also hunt for numbers from 1 to 100 in the classroom and create art projects using 100 items.Full Answer >
Some elementary school science project ideas include making a cleaner for pennies, building an Alka-Seltzer film canister rocket and coloring milk, according to Parenting. A child adds food coloring to milk and touches a cotton swab with dish soap on it to the food coloring to observe the reaction.Full Answer >
Teachers can decorate back-to-school bulletin boards with an "Up, Up and Away" with each child's name written on a balloon made of construction paper, or they can use a jungle theme with each child's name imprinted on leaves of trees on the bulletin board. A bulletin board decorated with paper stars shows students that they are out of this world when they enter the classroom for the first time.Full Answer >
Musical students can analyze Bach's music and look for mathematical patterns, while business-minded students can develop a business plan complete with budgets and sales projections. Math projects are an opportunity to combine math with students' other interests.Full Answer >