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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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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
Kids get step-by-step instructions for how to make a rubber band car and explore the physics of potential energy with this fun engineering science fair project.
Physics
Fifth Grade
In this science fair project, learn how to make gears and find out why they transmit torques in predictable ways.
Physics
Fifth Grade
In this wind tunnel experiment, you'll make a wind tunnel to test lift and airflow on a model plane and explore aerodynamics and the Bernoulli Principle.
Physics
Aerodynamics
Can the force of air be used to propel a vehicle? This science experiment provides step-by-step instructions to help you answer this question.
Electricity and Magnetism
Middle School
This science fair project idea explores  whether a plastic slinky works as well as a metal slinky when walking it down the stairs.
Physical Science
Elementary School
The objective of this science experiment is to evaluate the affects of high and low heat capacity on a material's heat retention ability.
Physical Science
Eighth Grade

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