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Clay Enzyme

This science fair project idea explores how enzyme inhibitors, active sites, non-competitive enzyme inhibitors, and substrates work.

Potato Chip Science: How Greasy Are Your Potato Chips?

How greasy are your potato chips? Students will use a reliable method to quantify greasiness and compare different brands in this great science fair project.

How Earthworms and Philodendrons Help Each Other Grow

This project explores how earthworms' activities of organic digestion and tunneling help the growth and health of a philodendron.

The Role of Fat in Food

This science experiment examines the role of fat in food, especially in making bread rise and whipping cream.

Does Vinegar Kill Germs?

In this project, vinegar and salt act as preservatives keeping bacteria from growing in the bouillon mixtures.

Latent Fingerprints

Science fair project that develops latent fingerprints on a non-porous objects by converting superglue from a solid state to a gaseous state.

Sizing Up Marshmallows

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?

Vitamin E is for Exquisite Looking Skin

In this project, the affects of vitamin E are observed on a rose petal.

For the Birds

The project determines which type of birds prefer which type of birdseed.

Streak Test

In this science fair project, students use the streak test to tell minerals apart from each other.

What Do Ants Eat?

What do ants eat? Kids find out by observing a colony of ants in this cool zoology science fair project for 4th grade.

Yeast Lab: Antifungal Agents

What does yeast eat? Sugar, of course. But yeast also has some powerful enemies in the form of antifungal agents! Kids test them out in this fun yeast lab.

Dig This: Biodegradation

How do organic materials become soil? This science experiment measures what materials biodegrade.

The Ghost in the Tube

In this science fair project, you'll make a "ghost" appear in a test tube, and learn about what happens when hot water and cold water interact.

Where Did the Ladybug Get Her Spots?

This science project lets students explore the number of spots on a ladybird and how to treat ladybugs with respect.

Compost Ingredients

The purpose of this science fair project is to determine which conditions and materials quicken the composting process to make the best compost.

How to Make a Lie Detector

This science fair project idea investigates whether body language and heart rate can decipher who's lying and who's not.

Your Dominant Side

Research hemispheric brain dominance in order to determine if you have a dominant side. Test foot, ear dominance. Record observations.

Freezing and Thawing of Water and Salt

What can you use salt for? Cooking? Melt snow? Freeze ice cream? Do this free science fair project and explore the unique chemical reactions with salt.

Types of Cookie Sheets

Cookie catastrophe! In this project you will determine if different types of cookie sheets can cause cookies to bake differently.

Identifying Rocks and Minerals for Kids

Check out this cool science fair project on identifying rocks and minerals for kids.

Washing Detergent & Hydrophobic Soil

Evaluate the ability of a biodegradable dish detergent to increase the penetration of water in hydrophobic soils.

How Does Smell Affect Taste?

How does smell affect taste? Ready your taste buds--in this project, you'll gather some test subjects and do a taste test to see how much smell affects taste.

The Rock Cycle: Processes That Change One Rock Type into Another

In this free science fair project idea, we learn about the rock cycle and how igneous rocks become porphyritic rocks.

Fossils and Coal Formation

Looking for a project on fossils? Check out this fun science fair project idea to understand the process of coal formation and fossils part in that formation.

How to Make a PVC Pipe Instrument

In this cool science fair project, kids apply basic algebra to learn how to make a PVC pipe instrument while exploring concepts like frequency and resonance.

What is the Fastest Way to Turn Chocolate White?

The project idea is to understand why chocolate turns white and to determine the fastest way that this process can occur.

Does Music Affect Your Mood?

This project explores whether there is an effect on people, including heart rate and self-expressed mood, when they are exposed to different types of music.

Microwave Candy: Do Some Colors of M&Ms Melt Faster than Others?

The goal of this fun science fair project idea is to microwave candy and investigate: do some colors of M&Ms melt faster than others?

Does a Mordant Make a Natural Dye Brighter or Longer Lasting?

The purpose of this science fair project is to determine whether a mordant causes natural dye be brighter or longer lasting.

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