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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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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
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
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Engineering
Elementary School
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
In this CD hovercraft science project, students will construct their own DIY hovercraft.
Engineering
Fourth Grade
The buoyant force of water explains why some objects float in water. But why do some objects sink? Find out in this physics experiment and learn about density.
Engineering
Sixth 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
Figure out which fruit has the most vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in this fun science project!
Applied Mathematics
Sixth Grade
Research is dependent upon the idea that sample sizes are generally representative of a population...but is this true? Test the assumption with M&Ms!
Applied Mathematics
Middle School
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

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