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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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Explore concepts in current and coltage with these Van de Graaff generator experiments.
Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
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
In this experiment, you will be making your own paper flashlight by conducting electricty with graphite.
Physical Science
Seventh 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
This science fair project idea determines which brand of batteries have the longest life.
Electricity and Magnetism
Elementary School
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
How do series and parallel circuits work, and which produces the brightest light in a light bulb? Construct both in this project and find out!
Electricity and Magnetism
Fifth Grade
Build a magnetic linear accelerator using a ruler, neodymium magnets, and small metal balls in this fun science fair project exploring magnetic propulsion.
Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
For this science fair project, kids will learn how to make a lemon battery. They can conduct this classic experiment using readily available materials.
Electricity and Magnetism
Second Grade
By dropping a magnet through a copper tube, kids observe the cool (and bizarre) braking effect produced by the eddy currents predicted by Lenz's law.
Physics
Electricity and Magnetism
Create safe lightning for kids! They'll learn how to make lightning at home with this fun science fair project idea illustrating static charges and grounding.
Electricity and Magnetism
Fifth Grade

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