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Second Grade Science Fair Project Ideas

Looking for 2nd grade science fair project ideas for your child's upcoming science fair? 2nd graders are naturally inquisitive, asking dozens of questions about the world around them. Good 2nd grade science fair projects should give kids the tools to seek the answers to their questions, while rewarding them for their innate drive to collect things, count and measure things, and describe things qualitatively. To this end, our team of professional laboratory scientists, science teachers, and educational consultants has put together a rich collection of second grade science fair projects and 2nd grade science experiments that equip kids to engage with the world scientifically.

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This science fair project idea determines if crystals will absorb food dye and if colors will mix by the process of diffusion.
Second Grade
Third Grade
This science experiment examines the role of fat in food, especially in making bread rise and whipping cream.
Second Grade
Elementary School
Milk is made of water and fat; but how can you separate the two? Find out in this color changing milk experiment.
Second Grade
Chemistry
Do you think you could walk around upside down -- with your feet in the air and your head on the ground?
Second Grade
Botany
Be a chemist for a day and study the simple reaction between sugar and heat. Try heating sugar and see what happens!
Second Grade
Chemistry
Play with balance and simple engineering as you hurry to create a sturdy rock tower.
Second Grade
Engineering
Do plants get crowded? Have your curious kid investigate how plants respond if they're forced to grow together in a confined space.
Second Grade
Botany
What's the science behind those out-of-sight roots? Find out if you can trick roots into growing in different directions.
Second Grade
Botany
In this experiment you will replicate the mummification process by making a hot dog mummy.
Second Grade
First Grade
Use pepper and soap to discover some fun facts about the properties of water.
Second Grade
Chemistry

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