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Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Children interested in engineering, applied math, or computer science will love this collection of applied science projects for kids. For kids who don't want to just make a paper mache volcano and call it a day, this collection of applied science experiments challenges them to explore the places where science and everyday life intersect, prompting them to build some cool things and address some intriguing questions.

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Kids use applied math to build and test a parabolic mirror solar hot dog cooker in this cool engineering science fair project idea for middle school.
Applied Mathematics
Engineering
This science fair project demonstrates the magic of arches by challenging students to stack telephone books on top of eggs without breaking them.
Middle School
Engineering
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.
Middle School
Applied Science
How do search engines work? What makes various search engines different? This project delves into the world of web crawlers, caching, indexing and algorithms.
Applied Mathematics
Computers
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Middle School
Engineering
In this fun science experiment, make a balloon car and test it on different surfaces to learn about sliding friction and rolling friction.
Engineering
Sixth Grade
Learn how to make a periscope with this cool engineering science fair project idea, and learn about optics to learn how a periscope works.
Engineering
Sixth Grade
The buoyant force of water explains why some objects float in water. But why do some objects sink? Find out in this physics experiment and learn about density.
Engineering
Sixth Grade
In this wind tunnel experiment, you'll make a wind tunnel to test lift and airflow on a model plane and explore aerodynamics and the Bernoulli Principle.
Engineering
Sixth Grade
Fibonacci sequences have been observed throughout nature, like in leaves and flowers. In this project, students find examples of the Fibonacci sequence.
Middle School
Applied Science

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