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Elementary School Science Fair Project Ideas

Education.com's elementary school science fair projects expose kids to a broad range of opportunities for scientific inquiry, arming them with the tools and knowledge they need to answer their questions about the world around them. Elementary school science experiments are a great way to demonstrate important concepts in physics and chemistry, while our elementary school science fair project ideas equip kids with carefully explained procedures that yield enlightening results.

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In this fun project, use a memory game to test various age groups and determine whether aging directly affects short-term memory loss.
Psychology and Sociology
Fifth Grade
This project examines the common belief that with increasing age, people are less willing to adopt new technology.
Psychology and Sociology
Fourth Grade
This project examines whether people's taste perception is influenced by what they see.
Elementary School
Psychology and Sociology
This science fair project idea determines if family members can recognize one another using only the sense of smell.
Elementary School
Forensic Science
Kids will discover the meat science behind the meat they eat, and find out how to use safe chemistry to make meat more tender.
Food
Fifth Grade
Certain fruits can change gelatinĂ¢s ability to set. In this experiment, kids will discover what happens when gelatin meets pineapple enzyme.
Food
Third Grade
Are there really specific taste areas of the tongue for sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami? Find out for yourself in this cool science project.
Food
Health and Medicine
This science fair project idea studies how time perception changes with age.
Elementary School
Behavioral/Health Science
This science fair project teaches kids experimental design and how to test if subjects can really sense if they are being watched.
Psychology and Sociology
Fourth Grade
Kids often ask, 'how tall am I?' This science fair project seeks to determine how well kids can guess their own heights.
Psychology and Sociology
First Grade
Why doesn't the ocean freeze? Students answer this question by simulating the chemical composition and temperature of arctic waters in their own home.
Oceans
Second Grade
In this fun science experiment, kids will determine the best method for ripening avocados and discover the cool chemical reaction that makes this possible.
Food
Second Grade
What animals are most popular? This project affords practice in data-collection, record-keeping and data-analysis through the investigation of this question.
Elementary School
Behavioral/Health Science

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