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Earth and Space Science Fair Projects

Looking for science fair project ideas that will make your kid a star at his upcoming science fair? Education.com's editorial staff has curated a rich collection of cool Earth and space science fair projects written by our team of talented professional scientists, science teachers, and educational consultants. Our Earth science projects and Earth science experiments give inquisitive kids the opportunity to identify unknown minerals and discover why certain volcanic rocks can float. Our space science projects give students the chance to do everything from building a model rocket to determining the elliptical path of a planet's orbit using applied math.

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Science fair project that illustrates the properties of black holes in space.
Astronomy
High School
Measure the porosity of rocks by submerging them in water. Measure how much water each rock 'drank,' by measuring the difference in water volume.
Geology
Middle School
Study the impact of environment on seed germination among three materials: soil, paper towel, and cloth. Note when seeds germinate and how well they germinate
Ecology
Middle School
Study the effects of wind and temperature on evaporation. Place wet sponges in different environments, check at regular intervals, track time required to dry.
Ecology
Middle School
How do animals keep warm? In this experiment, find out whether fat insulation resists cold temperatures and learn how this works in the animal kingdom.
Weather and Climate
Second Grade
Oil spill cleanup! The objective of this science fair project is to determine whether oil spill absorbents work better in warmer temperatures.
Ecology
Environmental Issues
Science fair project that creates fog using bottles of hot and cold water.
Ecology
Middle School
Research currently available fuel sources, and fuel manufacturing and processing techniques. Propose an alternative fuel source.
Ecology
High School
Store seeds under three different environmental conditions. Plant seeds in carefully marked groups, watch them grow. Compare results.
Earth & Space Science
High School
Plant sunflower seeds , measure height, calculate average height, compare size and weight of heads. Interpret findings in detailed report.
Earth & Space Science
Middle School
Raise fish in different sized aquariums for 8 weeks. Document growth rate. Determine optimal volume for fish growth.
Oceans
Middle School
Design a survival kit. Brainstorm various survival scenarios. Address basic human requirements and natural resources. Describe each tool as well uses.
Earth & Space Science
Elementary School

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