The school science fair – it’s not for the faint of heart. But before you Google “easy science projects for kids,” Netflix has a variety of TV shows and movies that might help jump start your kids’ imaginations and get the whole family excited about a winning science fair idea.
Ready to get started?
1. Check out our list of movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix. For big kids, we’ve pulled titles to inspire blue ribbon-worthy projects, and for little scientists, we have titles that will encourage curiosity and problem-solving.
Get Science Fair Inspiration from These 12 Titles on Netflix
For Your Big Kids
1. How Stuff Works
2. How Do They Do It
3. Is It Possible?
4. Build It Bigger
5. How the Universe Works
6. Extreme Engineering
For Your Little Kids
1. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
2. Peep and the Big Wide World
3. Magic School Bus: All Dried Up
4. Animal Mechanicals
5. Wild Kratts
While we sat out the school science fair this year ( it was optional and we were in the middle of doing two research papers for my second grader), we do experiments at home with our kids. Pinterest has been a great source of inspiration.
Need more project inspiration? Common Sense Media has 13 more ways to help motivate, inform, and engage your kids this science fair season – check out the list here.
Make This: Light Bulb Battery
Inspire your kids’ scientific creativity with this quick and easy light bulb experiment. Click here to learn how to create your own.
Bake This: Honeycomb Candy
Further your kids’ science knowledge while indulging your sweet tooth with this honeycomb candy recipe. As you add the secret ingredient (baking soda!) to boiled sugar, the mixture will bubble and quadruple in volume. Click here to learn how to build your own.
Disclosure: I am a member of Netflix’s Stream Team. I was supplied me with a year’s subscription to the streaming service and an Apple TV in exchange for being on the Stream Team. All opinions are my own. Photos and courtesy of Netflix, Kelly Ladd Sanchez, and Always Order Dessert. Used with Permission.