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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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What is the hydrologic cycle and how does it work? Check out this fun and easy science project where you will model and learn about Earth's water cycle!
Oceans
Fifth Grade
This science fair project idea determines if family members can recognize one another using only the sense of smell.
Elementary School
Forensic Science
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 experiment, you'll make a seafloor spreading model to learn more about how plate tectonics work and create mid-ocean ridges.
Oceans
Fourth Grade
Are you ready to be a detective for science? Then get out your magnifying glass and start studying fingerprints!
Forensic Science
Second Grade
Science fair project that develops latent fingerprints on a non-porous objects by converting superglue from a solid state to a gaseous state.
Forensic Science
First Grade
This science fair project uses paper chromatography to  investigate whether black, brown, orange, and purple are pure colors or mixtures of other colors.
Elementary School
Forensic Science
Science fair project that uses muriatic acid to develop fingerprints that would otherwise be invisible.
Forensic Science
Fifth Grade
In this project, the fingerprints of family members are compared to determine if people from the same family have similar fingerprints.
Forensic Science
Fourth Grade

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