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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
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
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
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 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
In this project students learn about the golden ratio and investigate if it can be used to predict people's assessment of beauty in others.
Applied Science
Applied Mathematics
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
Fibonacci sequences have been observed throughout nature, like in leaves and flowers. In this project, students find examples of the Fibonacci sequence.
Applied Science
Middle School
In this science fair project, students investigate the applicability of Benford's Law to many sets of everyday data.
Applied Science
High School
Science fair project that designs a video game that requires players to use relevant skills.
Computers
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

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