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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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Science fair project that examines the different types of precipitation, evaluates the density of snow and calculates the ratio of snow-to-liquid.
Weather and Climate
Second Grade
What are buttress roots? In this fun science project, make a model of a rainforest tree and learn how they help trees survive in the tropical rainforest!
Weather and Climate
Fourth Grade
How does frost form?  How fast does it form? Do this simple science project using a plastic glass, rock salt and some water to learn about deposition.
Weather and Climate
Third Grade
In this science fair project, students make their own rain gauge to measure rainfall.
Weather and Climate
Fourth Grade
Learn about the role of Earth's rotation on the Coriolis Effect and hurricanes in this science project. Model the Coriolis Effect on a hurricane's direction.
Weather and Climate
Third Grade
Learn how to make a ping pong ball anemometerâa device used to measure wind speedâin this free science fair project idea.
Weather and Climate
Fourth Grade
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
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Weather and Climate
Fifth Grade
This project examines whether people's taste perception is influenced by what they see.
Elementary School
Psychology and Sociology
This project examines the common belief that with increasing age, people are less willing to adopt new technology.
Psychology and Sociology
Fourth Grade
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
This science fair project tests test whether the presence of spell check has changed standards for spelling.
Elementary School
Psychology and Sociology
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
Kids learn about examples of mechanical weathering and conduct an experiment with seeds and plaster in this cool geology science fair project idea.
Weather and Climate
Fifth Grade

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