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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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It's easy to do science in the kitchen with these fantastic food experiments for kids. Little gastronomers will observe the enzymatic activity of pineapple, quantify the amount of grease in potato chips, and discover effective ways to inhibit (or encourage!) mold growth on bread with this series of fun and enriching science fair projects. Bon Appétit!
Chemistry
Science Fair Project Ideas
Little ones looking to get their hands dirty will love this series of fun plant experiments for kids that teach essential plant biology concepts such as photosynthesis, transpiration, capillary action, and tropisms in fun and hands-on ways. Little green thumbs get to do everything from literally cloning cabbage (which is actually quite easy to do, and very cool) to building their own working greenhouses. Check it out!
Chemistry
Science Fair Project Ideas
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
This science fair project idea  develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.
Physics
Elementary School
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 free science fair project idea, kids will conduct an easy electrolysis of water experiment to test solutions of salt, baking soda, tap water, and more.
Electricity and Magnetism
Chemistry
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

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