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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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Polymers remove oil from contaminated waters. The purpose of this science project is to test the effectiveness of a polymer in cleaning up an oil spill.
Chemistry
Middle School
This science fair idea is a great way for kids to explore static electricity. Kids will give a comb a static charge and watch as it separates pepper from salt.
Electricity and Magnetism
First Grade
Want to see a great example of Newton's first law? Kids will learn about basic physics with this fun, ballistic experiment.
Physics
Fourth Grade
In this experiment, you will find out how human error can cause faults in any science task. This includes experiments conducted by famous scientists also.
Physical Science
Eighth Grade
Check out this free and fun science fair project idea for middle school students on how Newton's Third Law of Motion works by Creating a Balloon Rocket flight.
Physical Science
Physics
Learn how starch and carbohydrates interact with different solvents in this fun and easy packing peanut science fair project.
Chemistry
First Grade
Kids will make a beautiful rainbow in a jar and learn what enables different types of liquids to remain distinct in separate layers.
Physics
Second Grade
The objective of this science fair project idea is to determine whether frozen vegetables have more nutrients than canned vegetables.
Chemistry
High School
Science fair project that measures the relative times it takes a plastic bag and a biodegradable plastic bag to decompose.
Physical Science
Sixth Grade
Cookie catastrophe! In this project you will determine if different types of cookie sheets can cause cookies to bake differently.
Physical Science
Middle School
In this science fair project, you'll make a 'ghost' appear in a test tube, and learn about what happens when hot water and cold water interact.
Physical Science
Elementary School

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