Many superstitions can be the basis for science fair projects to help determine whether or not they are for real.
I once heard that if you put an acorn on your window sill, it will keep the lightning out. This could be a science fair project if you have eight or ten years to do the experiment. Just put an acorn on each window sill in your house and see if it works.
Here's a winning science fair idea. If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of the fall, you will not catch a cold all winter long. Tell this to several of your friends and ask them to try to catch a leaf. Then check to see if any of them caught a cold all winter.
Try this for a winning science experiment. A horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away. Ask family and friends to try it and find out if it works.
You could do a winning project about Friday the 13th. Find out how many superstitions there are and try to determine if they are for real. Some of these superstitions could include the fact that most high rise buildings do not have a 13th floor; most airports do not have a Gate 13; hotels do not have room 13; most cities omit 13th street. Part of the project might include the reasons why 13 is considered unlucky.
This could be an exciting science experiment; to drop a fork means a man is coming to visit.
Here's a another project you can try. If an eyelash falls out, put it on the back of your hand, make a wish and throw it over your shoulder. If it flies off your hand your wish will be granted.
Another superstition project. Spit on a new bat for good luck. Try it. Get your friends to try it, then check to see if it works.
Think about other superstitions that you've heard of. Maybe there are some more good science fair experiments hiding among them. For more fun science fair projects , visit www.terimore.com .