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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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High school students learn about resistance, resistivity, and if copper is the best metal conductor in this great physics science fair project idea.
Electricity and Magnetism
Tenth Grade
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 make an electromagnet in this electromagnetic induction experiment to learn about induction, current, and the right-hand rule.
Electricity and Magnetism
Seventh Grade
In this free science fair project, learn how to separate salt from water using heat. A great science project for elementary school kids.
Chemistry
Third Grade
In this project, you'll create Oersted's experiment, which relates to how electric currents create magnetic fields.
Physics
Middle School
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Physics
Elementary School
In this science fair project, kids start a chemical reaction that will make a balloon inflate itself!
Chemistry
Elementary School
Kids will explore the corrosiveness of soda in this cool science fair project by leaving pennies submerged in soda overnight.
Chemistry
First Grade

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