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Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Our team of professional scientists, science teachers and educational consultants has put together an excellent collection of free physical science projects for kids. These include physics science fair projects, science experiments, and demonstrations that help kids explore the world of classical mechanics, as well as other great physical science topics: our hair-raising magnet and electricity experiments are sure to spark your child's scientific curiosity. Whether you’re looking for science fair project ideas for your child’s upcoming science fair or your little one simply loves conducting physical science experiments, Education.com’s physical science section is a fantastic free resource.

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This science fair project idea explores the fastest average speed a human can talk.
Middle School
Physical Science
Learn how acid-base catalysis affects enzymes and enzymatic reactions in this science project.
Chemistry
Seventh Grade
Learn how to make a periscope with this cool engineering science fair project idea, and learn about optics to learn how a periscope works.
Physics
Sixth Grade
Analytical chemists perform chromatography to separate colors into pigments. Test the food coloring used in M&M's and Skittles candy in this fun project!
Chemistry
Sixth Grade
The buoyant force of water explains why some objects float in water. But why do some objects sink? Find out in this physics experiment and learn about density.
Physics
Sixth Grade
Check out this fun leaf chromatography science fair project idea for middle school students and discover the hidden pigments in leaves.
Chemistry
Sixth Grade
Kids make an electromagnet in this electromagnetic induction experiment to learn about induction, current, and the right-hand rule.
Electricity and Magnetism
Seventh Grade
Check out this cool and free middle school science fair project idea on how to make a solar oven.
Physics
Seventh Grade
By dropping a magnet through a copper tube, kids observe the cool (and bizarre) braking effect produced by the eddy currents predicted by Lenz's law.
Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Explore joule heating and resistance vs. temperature with this cool electricity science fair project that gets kids melting ice cubes with resistors.
Electricity and Magnetism
Eighth Grade
Discover whether different amounts of water added into a wine glass will produce a different pitch when their fingers are rubbed along the rim.
Middle School
Physical Science
Which public places harbor the most bacteria and germs? Test different environments to find out where the most bacteria live in this science project.
Chemistry
Seventh Grade

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