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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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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
Check out this fun leaf chromatography science fair project idea for middle school students and discover the hidden pigments in leaves.
Chemistry
Sixth Grade
Kids make an electromagnet in this electromagnetic induction experiment to learn about induction, current, and the right-hand rule.
Electricity and Magnetism
Seventh Grade
How does a compass work? What's a magnetic field? Kids will build their own compass at home to find the answers in this great science fair project idea.
Physics
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
In this classic Ivory soap experiment, kids learn what happens to different types of soap in the microwave, and why!
Chemistry
Third 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
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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