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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 explores ways to prevent static electrical shocks.
Eighth Grade
Elementary School
This cool electricity project teaches kids how connecting batteries in series vs. parallel circuits can contribute to different levels of voltage and amperage.
Eighth Grade
Medium
Create a DIY Electromagnet! Using a 9v battery to create an electrical field around a nail, students explore electromagnetism in this cool science project idea.
Eighth Grade
Fourth Grade
Science fair project in which you will create your electricity by making a homemade battery using salt water, a nail, and a copper wire.
Eighth Grade
Seventh Grade
In this experiment, you will be making your own paper flashlight by conducting electricty with graphite.
Eighth Grade
Seventh Grade
A great science fair project on solar oven design that helps kids learn about solar power and solar heating.
Eighth Grade
Seventh Grade
In this science fair project, students examine how the flow rate in a stream affects the growth of aquatic plants.
Eighth Grade
Sixth Grade
Science fair project which teaches you about the principles of physics within a vacuum by creating a vacuum chamber.
Eighth Grade
Fifth Grade
Science fair project that uses distillation to convert salt water into fresh water.
Eighth Grade
Seventh Grade
The objective of this science experiment is to evaluate the affects of high and low heat capacity on a material's heat retention ability.
Eighth Grade
Hard
Science fair project which simulates the global conveyor belts on a small scale, and observes the effects of wind, density and temperature on water movement.
Eighth Grade
Fifth Grade

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