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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 science project uses Mohsâ Hardness Test to show kids how to compare the hardness of different types of minerals.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
Check out this cool science fair project on identifying rocks and minerals for kids.
Earth & Space Science
Geology
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
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
In this 'paper and pen' science fair experiment, students will research the difference between standard time and astronomical mean time.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
Is temperature a requirement for solar energy uses? This project tests this theory and examines the amount of usable sunlight for solar-energy applications.
Middle School
Weather and Climate
Analyze temperature and precipitation data to determine whether current weather conditions are outside the historical norm.
Middle School
Weather and Climate

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