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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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Is the birthday paradox really a paradox, or just an intriguing problem that defies intuition? Find out with this birthday paradox science fair project.
Applied Science
High School
Kids get step-by-step instructions for how to make a rubber band car and explore the physics of potential energy with this fun engineering science fair project.
Engineering
Fifth Grade
How do search engines work? What makes various search engines different? This project delves into the world of web crawlers, caching, indexing and algorithms.
Applied Mathematics
Computers
In this windmill model science project, you will build a windmill to learn about wheel-and-axle machines and how these simple machines are used to do work.
Engineering
Fifth Grade
How good are humans at sound localization? Kids can try this cool science fair project idea to see how good their friends are at judging sound direction.
Applied Mathematics
Fifth Grade
Kids use applied math to build and test a parabolic mirror solar hot dog cooker in this cool engineering science fair project idea for middle school.
Applied Mathematics
Engineering
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, learn how to make gears and find out why they transmit torques in predictable ways.
Engineering
Fifth Grade
In this science fair project, students investigate the applicability of Benford's Law to many sets of everyday data.
Applied Science
High School
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
Figure out which fruit has the most vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in this fun science project!
Applied Mathematics
Sixth Grade
Did you know your body is full of simple machines? This project looks at one of the third-class levers in the human body--your arm!
Engineering
Third Grade
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

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