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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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This middle school project examines the strength of horizontal versus vertical pointing eggshells.
Physics
Middle School
Create uphill flow of water by using a siphon. Create vacuum by suctioning one end of tube, and submerge it under water. Watch the direction the water travels.
Physical Science
Sixth Grade
Examine how the tire treads of a bicycle affect its rolling frictional force. Change tires, test speed performance on different terrains.
Physical Science
Sixth Grade
Science fair project about work and energy which uses a simple mathematical formula to predict how far a jar will roll down an incline.
Physics
Fourth Grade
Use a bomb calorimeter to measure and calculate the amount of energy (calories) within various foods. ignite food samples, calculate change in temperature.
Physical Science
Ninth Grade
examine how passive solar heating works, measure temperature in a parked car on a sunny day. ways to use passive solar heating as an alternative, energy
Physical Science
Fourth Grade
This cool electricity project teaches kids how connecting batteries in series vs. parallel circuits can contribute to different levels of voltage and amperage.
Electricity and Magnetism
Eighth Grade
Study how liquids separate into layers by creating a liquid gradient, different density liquids separate into layers in a graduated cylinder.
Physical Science
Sixth Grade
In this project, waves of vibrations are experimented with using water in glasses.
Physics
Elementary School
Explore the properties of light and color using photographic filters. Take pictures of color spectrum, compare results of different filters.
Physical Science
Ninth Grade
Examine which metal conducts more heat by boiling water in 3 pans made of aluminum, copper, and stainless steel.
Physical Science
Fourth Grade
Design a hearing protection device to protect their ears from loud noises. Examine the properties of current protective hearing devices, materials.
Physical Science
Sixth Grade
Demonstrate Newton's laws of motion by examining the relationship between mass, force, and acceleration during free-fall.
Physical Science
Eleventh Grade

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