Science clubs are one of the neatest groups a student can belong to. Being a part of the club allows for educational opportunities that do not really exist in other areas in life. Things like playing with liquid nitrogen, building an electric motor, doing dissections, and studying rockets are all incredibly fun and educational activities that members get to participate in.
To do them though, the club needs money. Obviously any good science club will have membership fees to cover some of the expenses but, if you want to do big projects, like taking apart an engine or dissecting a shark, you will need to have a fundraiser.
When your group leaders and coordinators meet to pick your fund raising program, they will probably all agree that the fundraiser needs to be fun, easy, and raise a good deal of money. The other criteria that is coming more and more into science club fundraiser discussions is whether or not the fundraiser is educational. Since the entire point of your organization is to teach the members, why not pick a fundraiser that does the same thing.
Some of the best fundraising ideas for clubs that focus on science are green fundraisers. There are a lot of options available to groups that focus on biology, sustainability, and energy conservation. With each type of fundraiser, a science lesson can be easily integrated.
One of the most popular fundraisers is a plant fundraiser. The plants can be flowers, trees, and even vegetable gardens. The science club can document the growth rates of the various plants and their yield over time. For the vegetable garden fundraisers, club members can also study the effects of different environments on the vegetables production.
Sustainability fundraisers typically focus on items like plastic bag waste reduction. Have your science club study the effects of each bag in the areas of plastic bag waste and its effect on the environment.