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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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Does 'short circuit' mean that electricity takes a short course? This science experiment provides steps to help you get to the bottom of this science mystery.
Electricity and Magnetism
Middle School
This article provides steps for making a rheostat, a small device that controls the voltage by a dial or knob. Great for science fairs!
Electricity and Magnetism
Middle School
Create a DIY Electromagnet! Using a 9v battery to create an electrical field around a nail, students explore electromagnetism in this cool science project idea.
Physics
Fourth Grade
Science fair project in which you will create your electricity by making a homemade battery using salt water, a nail, and a copper wire.
Chemistry
Seventh Grade
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 science fair project, you will determine the direction of a magnetic field around a current-carrying wire. Use Education.com for science fair ideas.
Electricity and Magnetism
Middle School
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

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