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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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Kids will explore the corrosiveness of soda in this cool science fair project by leaving pennies submerged in soda overnight.
Chemistry
First Grade
Young physicists will wrestle with a discrepant event: the Hammer Ruler Trick. They'll make some inferences about torque, balance, and center of gravity.
Physics
Fifth 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
How do cold packs work? Explore endothermic reactions by comparing the temperature change that results from various chemicals added to water to find out!
Chemistry
Middle School
Kids get step-by-step instructions for how to make a rubber band car and explore the physics of potential energy with this fun engineering science fair project.
Physics
Fifth Grade
Fudge is one of very few desserts people make at home that is actually crystalline. What happens when the fudge crystallizes at different temperatures?
Chemistry
Ninth Grade
Check out 10 of our favorite chemistry experiments for kids. Little mad scientists can learn about endothermic and exothermic reactions, electrolysis, oxidation, and combustion with easy experimental procedures that enlighten young minds while minimizing the need for specialized equipment.
Chemistry
Science Fair Project Ideas
Discover whether different amounts of water added into a wine glass will produce a different pitch when their fingers are rubbed along the rim.
Physical Science
Elementary School

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