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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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It has long been believed that weather influences mood and behavior. This experiment will evaluate if weather can really impact the way people feel.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
In this science fair project, students use hot and cold water to simulate what happens when a warm front meets a cold one.
Eighth Grade
Middle School
Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).
Eighth Grade
Middle School
This science fair project creates a visual model of whatâs happening to  sound waves as a car approaches and then leaves.
Eighth Grade
Fourth Grade
Science fair project that determines which types of clouds are best at blocking harmful UV radiation.
Eighth Grade
Sixth Grade
Science fair project that determines how UV radiation emitted by the sun varies depending on the time of day, using a handheld UV detector
Eighth Grade
Sixth Grade
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
Sixth Grade
The goal of this science fair project is to evaluate the effect of heat on sound wave frequency.
Eighth Grade
Seventh Grade
This project examines the concentration of dissolved oxygen in water, with and without oil.
Eighth Grade
Hard
Science fair project that examines oxidation, reduction and chemical indicators by testing for the presence of the iodide in salt.
Eighth Grade
Sixth Grade

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