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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 experiment determines the distribution of darts around a bulls eye to simulate the probability of an electron's location in its own cloud of electrons.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project which measures the amount of heat energy released by a burning candle by calculating how many calories of heat it emits.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that compares the freezing temperature of salt water and freshwater in order to learn about supercooling and condensation nuclei.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that tests how heat affects the chemical reaction between a seltzer tablet and a glass of water.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Study emulsifiers and learn how work, use in food science, medicine, soaps and cosmetics. Identify which materials are created using an emulsifier.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that examines the benefits of the plant enzyme: pectin methyl esterase (PME). Where is PME found in the plant? What does it do chemically?
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that examines oxidation, reduction and chemical indicators by testing for the presence of the iodide in salt.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project which teaches you how to make your own homemade glue by combing curdled milk with baking soda.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that helps you better understand density by comparing the relative densities of cans of Coke and Diet Coke.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that teaches you about chemical indicators and how to make your own in order to identify various mystery solutions.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Investigate the advantages of the use of ceramics in engines such as the tiles used in Space Shuttle. Use iron filings and magnets.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
In this experiment you will become familiar with the properties of dry ice while creating interesting effects like ice bubbles!
Eighth Grade
Chemistry
Science fair project that teaches you key definitions of molecular science, and how different isotopes of an element affect the relative atomic mass.
Eighth Grade
Chemistry

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