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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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Dive into the world of cooking oil and smoke points to discover just how fast some oils start smoking.
Chemistry
Fifth Grade
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 Apptit!
Chemistry
Science Fair Project Ideas
What's the difference between a microwave and an oven? Use mashed potatoes to explore which kitchen appliance does a better job at keeping food warm.
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
Explore  the wattage of microwaves in relevance to cooking time.
Physical Science
Middle School
In this science fair project, you will examine the functions of different food minerals and their effect on the human body.
Chemistry
Middle School
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
Explore the role of starches as thickening agents in food, and learn about the chemical properties of starch in the process.
Chemistry
Sixth Grade
Study emulsifiers and learn how work, use in food science, medicine, soaps and cosmetics. Identify which materials are created using an emulsifier.
Chemistry
Eighth Grade

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