The kids are all very excited about each project they chose. Students chose a wide variety of projects from how rock candy is made to showing how different shapes can be invisible to radar to "molecular scissors" understanding DNA splicing. We tried to steer children to projects within their capabilities, and if they were adamant about a certain project, they had to talk to parents about home support. There will be some time to work on these projects at school, but some projects will require experimentation and building at home.
This is not a science fair as science fairs tend to imply rigid guidelines and competition. This will act more as a guideline for science exploration of hands-on items and experiments. Science Buddies has a ton of excellent resources and guides as well. Check it out here: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
Ms. Alyx & Ms. Nicole