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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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In this free science fair experiment, we learn how scientists use sonar and sound to facilitate ocean mapping of the ocean.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
In this science fair project, all you need is a tennis ball and stopwatch to model the use of sonar to determine ocean depths.
Middle School
Oceans
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
In this science fair project, learn how to model the hydrologic cycle, the continuous interchange of water between the oceans, land, plants, and clouds.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
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 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
Science fair project that explores the natural process of limestone formation.
Middle School
Geology
In this free science fair project idea, we learn about how plate tectonics can shift plates beneath our very feet.
Middle School
Earth & Space Science
Middle School
Oceans
In this free science fair project idea, we learn about how buoyancy keeps boats from sinking in the water.
Middle School
Oceans
Raise fish in different sized aquariums for 8 weeks. Document growth rate. Determine optimal volume for fish growth.
Middle School
Oceans

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