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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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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
Check out this free high school science fair project to explore the physics of the Coriolis effect with a homemade Foucault Pendulum.
Weather and Climate
Ninth Grade
In this free science fair project idea, we learn about fronts and how they move about and affect the weather.
Earth & Space Science
Ecology
Is temperature a requirement for solar energy uses? This project tests this theory and examines the amount of usable sunlight for solar-energy applications.
Weather and Climate
Middle School
Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).
Weather and Climate
Middle School
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Weather and Climate
Fifth Grade
Kids will learn how to make a thermometer to to explore liquid density in this great science fair project. Which liquids are affected by temperature the most?
Weather and Climate
Second Grade
Kids will make a beautiful rainbow in a jar and learn what enables different types of liquids to remain distinct in separate layers.
Weather and Climate
Second Grade

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