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Physical Science Projects & 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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In this fun science project, learn about what happens to cut fruit and experiment with how to stop apples from turning brown.
Chemistry
Fourth 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
Kids will discover the meat science behind the meat they eat, and find out how to use safe chemistry to make meat more tender.
Chemistry
Fifth Grade
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
Kids construct a single fixed pulley system to learn how pulleys can make work easier in this cool physics and engineering science fair project idea.
Physics
Second Grade
For this science fair project, kids will learn how to make a lemon battery. They can conduct this classic experiment using readily available materials.
Electricity and Magnetism
Second Grade
Create safe lightning for kids! They'll learn how to make lightning at home with this fun science fair project idea illustrating static charges and grounding.
Electricity and Magnetism
Fifth 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
Design a middle school science fair experiment to measure rate of evaporation of water in containers with different surface areas in a fun and easy way.
Physical Science
Chemistry

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