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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 compares the freezing temperature of salt water and freshwater in order to learn about supercooling and condensation nuclei.
Earth & Space Science
Fifth Grade
This science fair project idea will be examining oxidation and acid rain
Middle School
Ecology
Science fair project that examines the behavior of water and gravel in creek beds and the formation of sedimentary rocks.
Earth & Space Science
Second Grade
Science fair project examining barometric pressure, and how it can be used to predict the weather. How does atmospheric pressures relate to weather conditions?
Weather and Climate
Third Grade
Science fair project that examines albedo, and how this information is applied in the design of cars, sportswear, and other items. Which colors reflect light?
Weather and Climate
Third Grade
Science fair project which helps you determine your latitude by using an astrolabe, which measures the angle between the North Star and the horizon.
Astronomy
Sixth Grade
Science fair project that examines how tsunamis travel by simulating a tsunami moving around an island. You will generate a pretend tsunami in a swimming pool.
Earth & Space Science
Fifth Grade
This science fair project determines whether the types of plants growing in a Pacific Northwest rain forest environment are influenced by the soil acidity.
Middle School
Ecology
Science fair project which measures the shadow cast by a meter stick at various times in order to predict the circumference of the earth.
Earth & Space Science
Fifth Grade
Science fair project which tests various sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks to find out whether one rock family is stronger than the others.
Geology
Fourth Grade
Test marble and limestone to determine if acid rain is harmful enough to damage buildings and stone monuments.
Earth & Space Science
Fourth Grade
Evaluate the ability of a biodegradable dish detergent to increase the penetration of water in hydrophobic soils.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
Does putting soapy water on plants help or hinder plant growth? Kids learn about greywater and how it affects plant growth in this cool science fair project.
Environmental Issues
Sixth Grade

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