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Eighth Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

Finding eighth grade science fair project ideas can seem like a daunting task. For their 8th grade science fair projects, kids may be expected to employ more rigorous scientific controls, apply statistical analysis to their results, and graph their data. Science fair topics for 8th grade also tend to encourage students to engage in more independent inquiry by conducting original research. To this end, Education.com has put together an excellent collection of enlightening and appropriately rigorous 8th grade science fair project ideas written by our talented team of educational consultants, science teachers, and professional research and laboratory scientists. Use these for your 8th grader's upcoming science fair, or feel free to browse our collection simply to find fun and enriching 8th grade science projects and experiments to use as class projects or extra credit.

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This project explores whether people's choice of a 'random' number is not as random as it seems.
Eighth Grade
Elementary School
Boiling water in a paper cup is possible because of convection and the thermal properties of water and paper. Learn how with this fun science fair project idea.
Eighth Grade
Physics
Does fear cause the same physiologic responses in men and women? This experiment measures people's blood pressure and heart rate while watching a scary movie.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
Science fair project which uses coins flips to visually demonstrate the probability of an event and how to express it.
Eighth Grade
Fifth Grade
Science fair project that compares the relative carbon dioxide concentrations of various gases, including different types of vehicle emissions.
Eighth Grade
Seventh Grade
This project will explore whether test subjects, deprived of points of reference, will, in attempting to walk a straight course, walk in circles.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
This project examines whether corked bats truly make a ball travel farther than wooden bats that haven't been altered.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
Science fair project that determines what percentage of air is made up of oxygen by examining the chemical reaction between oxygen and rust.
Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade
This project explores whether there is an effect on people, including heart rate and self-expressed mood, when they are exposed to different types of music.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
In this science fair project, students evaluate the alleged pain-relieving properties of amber.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
This science fair project evaluates which sense produces the fastest response time: hearing, touching, smelling or seeing.
Eighth Grade
Middle School

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