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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 recreate Michael Faraday's experiment in this cool science fair project that induces current in a coil of wire.
Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
Aerodynamics
Fifth Grade
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
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Physics
Elementary School
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Physics
Fifth Grade
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
Learn how acid-base catalysis affects enzymes and enzymatic reactions in this science project.
Chemistry
Seventh Grade
Discover how and which salt melts ice the quickest.
Chemistry
Elementary School
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
Demonstrate the properties of pressure and surface tension to explain how water can stay inside an upside down glass using cardboard.
Physical Science
Third Grade
Examine how a battery can be made from everyday materials.
Physics
Middle School

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