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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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Learn about where colors come from and how light absorption works in this fun experiment! All you need is a flashlight, construction paper, and cellophane!
Physical Science
Fifth Grade
Test products which claim to reduce wrinkles, and determine which is the most effective. Test effectiveness over three weeks, using a sample of volunteers.
Chemistry
Middle School
Science fair project that determines whether disinfectant sprays or disinfectant soaps are more effective at removing bacteria from hands.
Chemistry
Eighth Grade
Determine which environment keeps an ice cube frozen for the longest duration. Inspect and record your observations when cubes melt.
Physical Science
Middle School
Does 'short circuit' mean that electricity takes a short course? This science experiment provides steps to help you get to the bottom of this science mystery.
Electricity and Magnetism
Middle School
This project examines what types of objects burn and which burn faster and cleaner.
Physical Science
Elementary School
This science fair project idea discovers if an artificial light source will yield the same plant health and growth rates as light from the sun.
Physical Science
Elementary School
This science fair project idea demonstrates how air resistance contributes to denser objects falling faster than less dense objects.
Physics
Elementary School
In this free science fair project idea, we learn about surface tension and how it can support mass—in this case, a floating paper clip.
Physics
Chemistry
Kids will conduct a cool limewater carbon dioxide test that can be performed with common household materials to learn about the chemistry of this common gas.
Chemistry
Third Grade
In this project, the affects of vitamin E are observed on a rose petal.
Chemistry
Elementary School
This project explores ways to prevent static electrical shocks.
Physical Science
Electricity and Magnetism
Design and build a balloon rocket from an existing design. Think of the ways in which existing designs can be improved, new practical applications
Physical Science
High School
Demonstrate and explain holographic technology. Determine if a holographic image of a magnifier still magnifies the object beneath it. Explain the effect.
Physics
High School

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