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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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Learn how the focal length of a lens affects a magnifying glass's magnifying power in this cool science fair project idea for 8th grade.
Eighth Grade
Science Fair Project Ideas
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
Science Fair Project Ideas
Learn about calorimetry, make a bomb calorimeter, and experiment with combusting different nuts to see which one produces the most energy!
Eighth Grade
Science Fair Project Ideas
This cool air pressure demonstration has kids break a ruler using only a newspaper and atmospheric pressure.
Eighth Grade
Science Fair Project Ideas
What does yeast eat? Sugar, of course. But yeast also has some powerful enemies in the form of antifungal agents! Kids test them out in this fun yeast lab.
Eighth Grade
Science Fair Project Ideas
Is garlic antibacterial? Antimicrobial? Kids find out by using common kitchen equipment and ingredients in this cool and easy microbiology science fair project.
Eighth Grade
Science Fair Project Ideas
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
Science Fair Project Ideas

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