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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 will explore whether music influences physical endurance.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This project examines whether more expensive golf balls translate into better results on the golf course.
Eighth Grade
Sports
This experiment evaluates if people have an accurate perception of how much personal time they spend interacting with technology.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment investigates whether smell can be used to enhance test subjects' memories.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment investigates if color preference changes as people grow older.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment investigates whether paper color influences people's ability to remember the information that they read.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment evaluates if the lighting in a room affects the speed at which test subjects perform mental tasks.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment evaluates if people of a specific gender or age more likely have an elevated number of taste buds, allowing them to taste what others cannot.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
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
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment will evaluate if the environments that people work in affect their speed and accuracy in performing mental tasks.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This project explores whether people's choice of a 'random' number is not as random as it seems.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science
This experiment uses Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale to evaluate if there is a correlation between family size and self esteem.
Eighth Grade
Behavioral/Health Science

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