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Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Looking for science fair project ideas that will make your kid a star at his upcoming science fair? Education.com's editorial staff has curated a rich collection of cool Earth and space science fair projects written by our team of talented professional scientists, science teachers, and educational consultants. Our Earth science projects and Earth science experiments give inquisitive kids the opportunity to identify unknown minerals and discover why certain volcanic rocks can float. Our space science projects give students the chance to do everything from building a model rocket to determining the elliptical path of a planet's orbit using applied math.

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How does mold grow? Kids find out by testing different conditions to measure mold growth rate and learn about what factors cause mold to grow more quickly.
Ecology
Sixth Grade
A project to reinforce learning about the layers of the rainforest, rain forest ecosystem, and the greenhouse effect.
Middle School
Ecology
Check out this fun science fair project idea to learn about seismic waves and how fast they travel during an earthquake.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
In this science experiment, test the pH of soil surrounding a gas station to determine if gas stations have a negative effect on the environment.
Ecology
Environmental Issues
Use applied math to model orbital eccentricity in this cool science fair project for 7th grade.
Astronomy
Eighth Grade
Culverts transport seeds away from their original location to different places. This science project examines the effect of culverts on plant growth in streams.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
Kids will love making clouds and learning how to make a water cycle model in this fun science fair project idea that explores evaporation and precipitation.
Earth & Space Science
Weather and Climate
In this science fair project, students examine how the flow rate in a stream affects the growth of aquatic plants.
Ecology
Sixth Grade

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