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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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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
Use an Elihu Thomson apparatus, also known as a ring launcher, to learn about electromagnetism concepts and the properties of various metals.
Physics
Ninth Grade
Is temperature a requirement for solar energy uses? This project tests this theory and examines the amount of usable sunlight for solar-energy applications.
Physics
Middle School
Science fair project which teaches you about the principles of physics within a vacuum by creating a vacuum chamber.
Physics
Fifth Grade
Demonstrate how you can make your own compass using a magnetized needle. It also allows you to compare magnetic north and geographic north.
Physics
Elementary School
Create your own light bulb and test filaments of different thicknesses to see which keeps the bulb burning for the longest time.
Physics
Middle School
This science fair project idea determines the operating differences of AAA, AA, C, D batteries all with a 1.5 volt rating.
Physical Science
Fifth Grade
Science fair project that uses distillation to convert salt water into fresh water.
Chemistry
Seventh Grade
Kids will create their own version of Richard Feynman's rubber band heat engine to learn about thermodynamics with this cool science fair project idea.
Physics
Fifth Grade
This science fair project idea  examines the actual cost of three household light bulbs by testing energy consumption.
Physical Science
High School

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