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3rd Grade Science Fair Projects

For their 3rd grade science projects, kids begin investigating the answers to their questions much like actual scientists would. Instead of simply collecting qualitative data (describing what they observe), 3rd graders graduate to collecting and presenting quantitative data by measuring their results with increased accuracy, communicating their findings in simple charts and graphs, and describing their observations in written prose. Education.com's collection of 3rd grade science fair projects give kids the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills to thinking critically about the world around them while having serious fun in the process. Browse our collection of third grade science projects and experiments by using the boxes to the left to filter by topic and find an exciting science project your child will be sure to love.

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This science fair project investigates whether tapping the top or the side of the can will stop a vigorously-shaken can of soda from exploding.
Third Grade
Elementary School
This science fair project teaches about mold. Students will test different foods to see which grow mold the fastest.
Third Grade
Elementary School
The objective of this science fair project is to observe the differences in heat absorption for darker colors vs. lighter colors.
Third Grade
Elementary School
In this science project, learn about water transport in plants and make a beautiful dyed floral arrangement with cohesion, adhesion, and xylem tubes!
Third Grade
Easy
Marshmallows are made of sugar, water, and air pockets.  Since the marshmallow is flexible, will air pressure cause it to expand when heated in a microwave?
Third Grade
Elementary School
In this science fair projects, students will grow out the bacteria that collect on air conditioner filters.
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
This science fair project explores how osmotic pressure forces water through the root up into the plant.
Third Grade
Elementary School
This biodiversity project examines the biodiversity in your own backyard.
Third Grade
Medium
Did you even wonder why some rocks are round and smooth while others are broken up into small pieces?
Third Grade
Geology
Build a 3d animal cell model with this cool science fair project, which helps kids visualize and understand the function of a cell's parts and organelles.
Third Grade
Easy

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