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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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Check out this fun leaf chromatography science fair project idea for middle school students and discover the hidden pigments in leaves.
Chemistry
Sixth Grade
High school students recreate Michael Faraday's experiment in this cool science fair project that induces current in a coil of wire.
Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Examine how a battery can be made from everyday materials.
Physics
Middle School
Learn how to tell time by the sun with this cool science fair project idea that tracks how the accuracy of a sundial changes over time.
Physical Science
Third Grade
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
Explore the wave-particle duality of light! Learn how light can behave as both a wave and a particle in this cool physics science fair project idea for kids.
Physics
Ninth Grade
In this free science fair project idea, kids will conduct an easy electrolysis of water experiment to test solutions of salt, baking soda, tap water, and more.
Electricity and Magnetism
Chemistry
Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
Aerodynamics
Fifth Grade
In this classic Ivory soap experiment, kids learn what happens to different types of soap in the microwave, and why!
Chemistry
Third Grade
In this CD hovercraft science project, students will construct their own DIY hovercraft.
Physics
Fourth Grade

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