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Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Ready to get your hands dirty? Explore the kingdom plantae with these botany science fair projects and botany experiments for kids. Education.com has tons of great ideas for botany and plant projects that can be completed indoors or outdoors at minimal cost and with basic materials. Kids will love discovering how concepts like phototropism, gravitropism, photosynthesis, and transpiration aren't just things they can read about in textbooks—they're very cool biological processes that can be readily observed at home.

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Place mushroom caps on poster board, label samples. Check beneath mushroom caps for 'prints' of spores. Record and interpret prints left behind.
Middle School
Botany
Determine if certain colors of light are more effective for photosynthesis. Plant seeds in cardboard boxes with different light, record visible growth.
Middle School
Botany
This project explores whether music affects the growth and health of plants.
Middle School
Botany
Free science fair project idea examining how different types of water affect plant germination and growth.
Middle School
Botany
Check out this fun science project idea to measure the amount of vitamin C in ripe, half-ripe, unripe and stored oranges.
Middle School
Botany
Check out this cool science fair project idea to explore the relation between onions and eyes and how to  prevent eyes from tearing while cutting an onion.
Middle School
Botany
Science fair project which determines if plants really do need water to grow, or whether they just need to be kept wet.
Botany
Third Grade
Science fair project which determines whether plants are able to get enough nutrients from different types of garbage.
Botany
Fifth Grade
Science fair project in which you will graft branches from different fruit tree onto a root stalk.
Botany
Eighth Grade

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