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Applied Science Projects

Children interested in engineering, applied math, or computer science will love this collection of applied science projects for kids. For kids who don't want to just make a paper mache volcano and call it a day, this collection of applied science experiments challenges them to explore the places where science and everyday life intersect, prompting them to build some cool things and address some intriguing questions.

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In this fun science experiment, make a balloon car and test it on different surfaces to learn about sliding friction and rolling friction.
Engineering
Sixth Grade
Learn how to make a periscope with this cool engineering science fair project idea, and learn about optics to learn how a periscope works.
Engineering
Sixth Grade
This science fair project demonstrates the magic of arches by challenging students to stack telephone books on top of eggs without breaking them.
Engineering
Elementary School
Kids will learn about insulation, heat conduction, and the economic benefits of energy efficient windows in this cool science fair project.
Engineering
Fifth Grade
In this cool science fair project, kids apply basic algebra to learn how to make a PVC pipe instrument while exploring concepts like frequency and resonance.
Applied Mathematics
Ninth Grade
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Engineering
Elementary School
In this science fair project, students investigate the applicability of Benford's Law to many sets of everyday data.
Applied Science
High School
Figure out which fruit has the most vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in this fun science project!
Applied Mathematics
Sixth Grade
The purpose of this project is to examine the sun's highest altitude in the sky during the day to determine if it is exactly halfway between sunrise and sunset.
Applied Mathematics
Middle School
Determine the maximum distance traveled by projectiles launched at an angle. Use some cool math to figure out at which angle your projectile will go farthest.
Applied Mathematics
Ninth Grade
In this 'paper and pen' science fair experiment, students will research the difference between standard time and astronomical mean time.
Applied Science
Middle School

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