Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Looking for science fair project ideas that will make your kid a star at his upcoming science fair?'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 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.
Sixth Grade
Science fair project which simulates the global conveyor belts on a small scale, and observes the effects of wind, density and temperature on water movement.
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.
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
Science fair project that determines the correlation between wind direction and subsequent weather patterns.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
This science fair project will go beyond the simple definition of conservation to explore the different facets of what conservation means.
Middle School
Demonstrate how tracks are formed by pressing your hand into a cornmeal mixture, then reverse the process and make prints of the track.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science

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