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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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The purpose of this project is to determine if there are fluctuations in the rising and the setting of the sun and the position of the earth as it rotates.
Earth & Space Science
Astronomy
In this cool elementary school science fair project idea make a model to learn what happens to the Earth's surface when ice moves over land.
Earth & Space Science
Elementary School
Science fair project that determines the correlation between wind direction and subsequent weather patterns.
Earth & Space Science
Middle School
What if the shape of the Earth weren't spherical? How does its shape affect our gravity, climate, and tides? Model these questions in this cool project!
Ecology
Weather and Climate
Learn how to make a ping pong ball anemometerâa device used to measure wind speedâin this free science fair project idea.
Earth & Space Science
Weather and Climate
Looking for a way to liven up a hot summer day? A little hands-on science is the perfect way to keep your kid occupied. So why not recruit your budding scientist and conduct an experiment or two?
Weather and Climate
Elementary School
What does a raindrop look like when it splashes on the ground? Is each raindrop unique like snowflakes? Find out how raindrop size varies in this experiment.
Earth & Space Science
Weather and Climate
Kids will love making clouds and learning how to make a water cycle model in this fun science fair project idea that explores evaporation and precipitation.
Earth & Space Science
Weather and Climate
Science fair project that determines which types of clouds are best at blocking harmful UV radiation.
Earth & Space Science
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.
Earth & Space Science
Middle School
This science fair project explores different types of endangered frogs, and why some are endangered while others are not.
Earth & Space Science
Ninth Grade
In this science fair project, students use hot and cold water to simulate what happens when a warm front meets a cold one.
Earth & Space Science
Weather and Climate
Science fair project which simulates the global conveyor belts on a small scale, and observes the effects of wind, density and temperature on water movement.
Earth & Space Science
Fifth Grade
Explore this fun science fair project idea to investigate different microclimates in and around your home and their effects on the plant and animal life.
Earth & Space Science
High School

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