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Examples of Projects (available from the NICEE):

1st grade student (No Pecker Egg Collector)

3rd grade student (EZ Twisty Butter Stick)

There are many online resources to help students with project ideas. 

Below are some helpful resources:


Here are some examples of project ideas that you will find in the above resources:

  • Does the sun heat saltwater and freshwater at the same rate?

  • What is the best shock absorber for dropping an egg?

  • What is the best insulator to keep ice from melting?

  • What makes a shadow?

  • What are the parts of a plant and their uses?

  • What are the habitats of a trout, cardinal and boa constrictor?

  • What dissolves in water and what does not?

  • What does a tree look like in all four seasons?

  • Which type of microwave popcorn pops the best?

  • Can plants grow normally when upside down?

  • Which Food will mold the fastest?

  • Is it a fruit or veggie?

  • Does the brand of kitty litter affect clumping?

  • Which cereal brand stays crunchy in milk the longest?

A Matunuck STEAM Fair Project can be:

  • a science experiment or demonstration

  • an invention or functional item designed to solve a problem (engineering design)

  • a model or collection related to the theme

  • an artistic representation or exploration (painting, sculpture, poem, story, music, etc)

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