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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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This project uses science and art to help students learn and teach others about Earth's endangered and extinct species.
Middle School
Ecology
Check out this cool science fair project on identifying rocks and minerals for kids.
Earth & Space Science
Geology
Check out this cool and free middle school science fair project idea on how to make a solar oven.
Environmental Issues
Seventh Grade
This science project uses Mohsâ Hardness Test to show kids how to compare the hardness of different types of minerals.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
This science fair project idea researches the definition of ‘biodegradable’ and explores this in a real-life setting.
Middle School
Ecology
This science fair project idea enhances awareness of local food production and food sourcing.
Middle School
Ecology
What is a barycenter? Kids learn how gravity and mass influence the orbit of binary systems like planets and moons or stars and planets in this cool experiment.
Astronomy
Seventh Grade
Let's begin digging in your backyard. This free science fair project outlines all the materials and guides you need to become an archaeologist.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
Analyze temperature and precipitation data to determine whether current weather conditions are outside the historical norm.
Middle School
Weather and Climate
The purpose of this project is to examine the sun's highest altitude in the sky during the day to determine if it is exactly halfway between sunrise and sunset.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science

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