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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 if computer screen and text color affect retention and if people subconsciously prefer combinations of colors that help their retention.
Eighth Grade
Elementary School
This experiment evaluates if people have an accurate perception of how much personal time they spend interacting with technology.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
Science fair project about different digital image file types, compares different encoding algorithms used to compress the data.
Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade
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
Middle School
This experiment investigates whether font choice affects peoplesâ ability to remember the information that they read.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
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
Middle School
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 and what associations exist between numbers and letters and colors.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
This experiment investigates if stress alters body temperature.
Eighth Grade
Middle School

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