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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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Little ones looking to get their hands dirty will love this series of fun plant experiments for kids that teach essential plant biology concepts such as photosynthesis, transpiration, capillary action, and tropisms in fun and hands-on ways. Little green thumbs get to do everything from literally cloning cabbage (which is actually quite easy to do, and very cool) to building their own working greenhouses. Check it out!
Chemistry
Science Fair Project Ideas
Kids love the dramatic Mentos and Diet Coke experiment conducted in this awesome science fair project.
Chemistry
Middle School
Learn how to make an anemometer with step-by-step instructions in this cool science fair project idea for 4th grade.
Aerodynamics
Fourth Grade
Which battery lasts the longest? In this science fair project, kids will test popular brand name batteries like Duracell and Energizer against generic brands.
Electricity and Magnetism
Sixth 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
In this fun science fair project idea, kids will experiment with various methods in order to discover the fastest way to cool a soda.
Physics
Fourth Grade
This science fair project idea explores the fastest average speed a human can talk.
Physical Science
Middle School
Calculate the mass of the Earth using the sidereal and calendar period of the Moon and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation in this physics science project!
Physics
Ninth Grade

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