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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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What if the shape of the Earth weren't spherical? How does its shape affect our gravity, climate, and tides? Model these questions in this cool project!
Ecology
Weather and Climate
Examine the presence of seeds in open fields. Collect seeds on socks by walking through open fields of grass or other growth. Germinate seeds on socks
Middle School
Ecology
Compare air temperature with the infrared temperature from a reflecting surface at different times of the day, in shade and in sunlight.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
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
Compare the amount of ozone in various locations with this science fair project that will have your kid create her own ozone strips!
Environmental Issues
Seventh Grade
Polymers remove oil from contaminated waters. The purpose of this science project is to test the effectiveness of a polymer in cleaning up an oil spill.
Middle School
Ecology
Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).
Middle School
Weather and Climate
Science fair project that demonstrate how abrasions are formed on rocks in nature and the variations between types of rocks.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science

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