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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 examines whether and what associations exist between numbers and letters and colors.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment investigates whether font choice affects peoplesâ ability to remember the information that they read.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This project examines if computer screen and text color affect retention and if people subconsciously prefer combinations of colors that help their retention.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment investigates if stress alters body temperature.
Eighth Grade
Health and Medicine
This experiment evaluates which road-side objects have the greatest influence on driving speed.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
Do dogs understand English? Kids will find out with one of our favorite dog science fair projects that tests how dogs process human language and other cues.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This experiment determines if the color that a person wears when you first meet them influences your initial impression of their personality.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
In this project students learn about the golden ratio and investigate if it can be used to predict people's assessment of beauty in others.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
In this science fair experiment, students learn about the scientific principles behind Doppler ultrasound.
Eighth Grade
Health and Medicine
Do people only 'hear' what they want to hear? Explore pareidolia and psychoacoustics  with this easy science fair project that pits melody against white noise.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This project examines whether people who are frequent users of Facebook feel less or more lonely than infrequent Facebook-users.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
The objective of this experiment is to evaluate which types of people are most impacted by the McCollough effect.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
It has long been believed that weather influences mood and behavior. This experiment will evaluate if weather can really impact the way people feel.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
Can playing video games trigger an adrenaline rush even though there's no real danger? In this cool experiment you'll learn all about how fight-or-flight works!
Eighth Grade
Health and Medicine

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