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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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Science fair project that measure winds speed, temperature, and time of day in order to determine the origins of the wind.
Earth & Space Science
Sixth Grade
Science fair project that compares the relative carbon dioxide concentrations of various gases, including different types of vehicle emissions.
Ecology
Seventh Grade
Thermometers are how we measure temperature, and we've all heard the terms 'centigrade' and 'Fahrenheit' tossed around, but what do they really mean?
Middle School
Weather and Climate
Check out this cool science fair idea on why hard fruits become soft and learn how to compare the sugar content between ripe and unripe fruits.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
In this experiment you will use plastic and magnets to test your local soil composition.
Earth & Space Science
Sixth Grade
Science fair project that examines how winter storms form and the relationship between temperature, moisture and snow.
Weather and Climate
Third Grade
Science fair project that guides you through how to test the humidity in the environment using a homemade psychrometer.
Weather and Climate
Sixth Grade
Science fair project which compares the rate of temperature change and the maximum temperature as a result of the angle of light radiation.
Earth & Space Science
Fourth Grade
Collect meteorite dust with a magnet in your very own backyard!  The objective of this science fair project is to gather meteorite dust to study outer space.
Middle School
Astronomy
This science fair project idea explores what it takes to create a biosphere, or a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Ecology
Sixth Grade
How fast is the wind blowing? This science experiment provides step-by-step instructions to help you answer this question.
Middle School
Weather and Climate
Science fair project that models the subterranean movement of water, using Darcy's Law. How can this information be used in hazardous material spills?
Earth & Space Science
Sixth Grade
Science fair project that determines which types of clouds are best at blocking harmful UV radiation.
Earth & Space Science
Sixth Grade

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