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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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Fudge is one of very few desserts people make at home that is actually crystalline. What happens when the fudge crystallizes at different temperatures?
Chemistry
Ninth Grade
How does a compass work? What's a magnetic field? Kids will build their own compass at home to find the answers in this great science fair project idea.
Physics
Third 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
Learn how acid-base catalysis affects enzymes and enzymatic reactions in this science project.
Chemistry
Seventh Grade
Why doesn't the ocean freeze? Students answer this question by simulating the chemical composition and temperature of arctic waters in their own home.
Chemistry
Second Grade
Learn how to make an anemometer with step-by-step instructions in this cool science fair project idea for 4th grade.
Aerodynamics
Fourth 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.
Physical Science
Elementary School
Kids make a paperclip perform an act of magnetic levitation and test how effective various materials are at magnetic shielding in this science fair project.
Physics
Fifth Grade

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