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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 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
This science fair project challenges students to research and interact with the animals and plants that live in tide pools and test a practical use of tidepools
Middle School
Oceans
Science fair project that explores the natural process of limestone formation.
Middle School
Geology
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
Middle School
Oceans
Raise fish in different sized aquariums for 8 weeks. Document growth rate. Determine optimal volume for fish growth.
Middle School
Oceans
This project examines the concentration of dissolved oxygen in water, with and without oil.
Ecology
Eighth Grade
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
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
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
Science fair project that examines how winter storms form and the relationship between temperature, moisture and snow.
Weather and Climate
Third Grade
Study the effects of wind and temperature on evaporation. Place wet sponges in different environments, check at regular intervals, track time required to dry.
Middle School
Ecology
Is there more air particulate matter in an urban or rural environment? Test your knowledge with this science fair project.
Ecology
Environmental Issues

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