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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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Use applied math to model orbital eccentricity in this cool science fair project for 7th grade.
Eighth Grade
Astronomy
In this science fair project, students examine how the flow rate in a stream affects the growth of aquatic plants.
Eighth Grade
Ecology
Culverts transport seeds away from their original location to different places. This science project examines the effect of culverts on plant growth in streams.
Eighth Grade
Earth & Space Science
In this 'paper and pen' science fair experiment, students will research the difference between standard time and astronomical mean time.
Eighth Grade
Earth & Space Science
Science fair project that compares the relative carbon dioxide concentrations of various gases, including different types of vehicle emissions.
Eighth Grade
Ecology
Science fair project that measure winds speed, temperature, and time of day in order to determine the origins of the wind.
Eighth Grade
Earth & Space Science

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