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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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Looking for a way to liven up a hot summer day? A little hands-on science is the perfect way to keep your kid occupied. So why not recruit your budding scientist and conduct an experiment or two?
Physical Science
Elementary School
This project determines whether Styrofoam, paper, or plastic cups are best for preventing ice from melting.
Physical Science
Elementary School
This project compares the strength of one, two, and three-ply toilet paper.
Physical Science
Elementary School
This experiment will explore if a randomly iterated algorithm will result in a pattern.
Physics
High School
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
Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).
Physics
Middle School
In this science experiment, observe convection currents forming and learn about how heat energy moves in liquids from hot to cooler areas through convection.
Physics
Fifth Grade

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