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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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Kids use applied math to build and test a parabolic mirror solar hot dog cooker in this cool engineering science fair project idea for middle school.
Eighth Grade
Applied Mathematics
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
Applied Science
In this 'paper and pen' science fair experiment, students will research the difference between standard time and astronomical mean time.
Eighth Grade
Applied Science
Science fair project which uses coins flips to visually demonstrate the probability of an event and how to express it.
Eighth Grade
Applied Mathematics
Science fair project that determines whether algae can be made to grow by feeding it supplementary carbon dioxide.
Eighth Grade
Engineering
Science fair project that determines whether windmills can be designed so that birds will not feed on them. Will they discriminate between different patterns?
Eighth Grade
Engineering
Science fair project which breeds a pair of mice, a pair of rats and a mouse and a rat in order to learn about the difference.
Eighth Grade
Applied Science
The goal of this science fair project was to examine how different angles of decline affect the tipping point of a vehicle.
Eighth Grade
Engineering
Science fair project about different digital image file types, compares different encoding algorithms used to compress the data.
Eighth Grade
Computers
Science fair project which conducts a formal scientific investigation to evaluate different methods of melting roadway ice.
Eighth Grade
Engineering

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