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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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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
Psychology and Sociology
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
Do dogs understand English? Kids will find out with one of our favorite dog science fair projects that tests how dogs process human language and other cues.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This project examines whether people who are frequent users of Facebook feel less or more lonely than infrequent Facebook-users.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This experiment uses Rosenberg's Self Esteem Scale to evaluate if there is a correlation between family size and self esteem.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This experiment uses personality assessments to evaluate if certain personality traits are more common in people with unusual first names.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This science fair project evaluates the suggestibility of males versus females in copying the actions of those around them.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This project will explore whether music influences physical endurance.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This project explores whether people's choice of a 'random' number is not as random as it seems.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This experiment uses sleep assessment questionnaires to evaluate if television affects sleep quality.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
This project explores whether there is an effect on people, including heart rate and self-expressed mood, when they are exposed to different types of music.
Eighth Grade
Psychology and Sociology
Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).
Eighth Grade
Weather and Climate

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