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How to Keep Your Light Sticks Lit Up Longer

Examine the connection between temperature and chemiluminescence.

Melting Mountains: Do Mountains Shrink in the Heat?

This project tests whether the rate at which the ice melts has an effect on the amount of material lost to erosion.

Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance

This fun science fair project for 8th grade demonstrates what Kepler's 3rd law predicts about a planet's orbital period and its distance from the sun.

The Science Behind a Cold Pack

How do cold packs work? Explore endothermic reactions by comparing the temperature change that results from various chemicals added to water to find out!

Are Two Ears Better than One? Binaural vs. Monaural Sound Localization 

Learn about how we localize objects and beings in space through sound and about monaural auditory mechanisms and binaural auditory mechanisms.

Preserving Foods

This science fair project idea determines the most effective method of preserving food.

How Fast Does a Seismic Wave Travel?

Check out this fun science fair project idea to learn about seismic waves and how fast they travel during an earthquake.


What is a barycenter? Kids learn how gravity and mass influence the orbit of binary systems like planets and moons or stars and planets in this cool experiment.

Is Sensitivity Heightened on Your Dominant Side?

This experiment evaluates whether a personâs dominant hand is more sensitive than their non-dominant hand.

The Candle Illusion: Virtual Images

This optics-based science fair project idea teaches kids about real and virtual images with a mind-bending candle illusion inspired by Pepper's Ghost.

How to Make a Compass

Demonstrate how you can make your own compass using a magnetized needle. It also allows you to compare magnetic north and geographic north.

Bridge Project

This science fair project idea develops an understanding through experimentation of which shapes are the most structurally strong.

Texting Versus Talking: The Effects of Cell Phones on Reaction Time

This experiment will evaluate how texting and talking on cell phones influence reaction time.

Text on Screen vs. Type on Paper: Which is Easier to Remember?

This experiment explores whether reading text on a computer screen or type on paper leads to better retention of the information read.

Studying Visual Trickery with the McCollough Effect

The objective of this experiment is to evaluate which types of people are most impacted by the McCollough effect.

Soccer Physics: Does the Amount of Air Inside the Ball Affect How Far It Goes?

The purpose of this science project is to determine whether the amount of air in a soccer ball affects how far it goes when kicked.

Testing the Relationship Between Eye Color and Sight

This experiment evaluates whether a person's eye color affects their ability to identify colors in low light.

Regrow Cabbage: Vegetative Reproduction and Cloning Plants

What is vegetative reproduction? Find out how you can clone plants and regrow cabbage from a stem in this cool experiment!

A Glass Symphony

Discover whether different amounts of water added into a wine glass will produce a different pitch when their fingers are rubbed along the rim.

Are Dogs Colorblind?

What colors can dogs see? Do they only have black and white vision, or can they see other colors too? Find out in this cool science experiment!

Rust Chemistry: How Does Rust Form?

How does rust form? Kids will learn about the roles oxygen, water, and electrons play in rust chemistry in this cool science fair project idea.

Does Practice Make Perfect?

This project determines whether hands-on practice, mental practice, or no practice leads to better shooting of free-throws.

Measure the Effect of Volume of Background Music on Short-Term Memory

Chect out this fun science project that helps middles school students design a way to measure the effects of volume of background music on short term memory.

Do humans understand values greater than three?

This project examines whether humans can intuitively grasp numeric values greater than three.

Light Absorption and Color Filters

Learn about where colors come from and how light absorption works in this fun experiment! All you need is a flashlight, construction paper, and cellophane!

Is It Safe To Eat Something Dropped On The Floor As Long As You Pick It Up Within 5-Seconds?

Discover whether the â5-second ruleâ is effective at determining whether food is still safe to eat after being dropped on the ground.

Environmental Effects of Biodegradability on Plastic Bags, Paper Bags, and Newspaper

The objective of this science fair project is to determine the rate at which a plastic bag, a paper bag, and newspaper biodegrade over time.

What Colors are Birds Attracted to?

Check out this cool science project idea to explore the differences in feeding behaviors of birds and if other species of birds also have color preferences.

Do Dogs Understand English?

Do dogs understand English? Kids will find out with one of our favorite dog science fair projects that tests how dogs process human language and other cues.

Font and the Impact of the Written Word

This experiment investigates whether font choice affects peoplesâ ability to remember the information that they read.

Finding the Fibonacci Sequence in Nature

Fibonacci sequences have been observed throughout nature, like in leaves and flowers. In this project, students find examples of the Fibonacci sequence.

True or False? The Lying Experiment

This science project has students study a group of volunteer liars actively lying to study the behavior of a lie. Students see if they can figure out the truth.

Doing Forensics with Paper Chromatography!

This science fair project uses paper chromatography to investigate whether black, brown, orange, and purple are pure colors or mixtures of other colors.

The Science of Sleep: Testing Dream Recall

This experiment explores the question of whether age and/or gender play a role in people's ability to remember dreams.

Growing Algae

In this free science fair project, learn how to grow algae and explore the behavior of algae. A great science project for middle school students.

Color and Heat Absorption

The objective of this science fair project is to observe the differences in heat absorption for darker colors vs. lighter colors.

The Limewater Carbon Dioxide Test

Kids will conduct a cool limewater carbon dioxide test that can be performed with common household materials to learn about the chemistry of this common gas.

Taste Perception

This project examines whether people's taste perception is influenced by what they see.

Impact Craters on the Moon

In this cool science project, model how impact craters form on the surface of the moon.

Are We Susceptible to Suggestions of Humor and Sorrow?

This project will explore whether people are emotionally susceptible to suggestions of both humor and sorrow.

Composting Food Scraps

The objective of this science fair project is to set up a compost bin to convert food scraps and organic waste.

Investigating Beauty with the Golden Ratio

In this project students learn about the golden ratio and investigate if it can be used to predict people's assessment of beauty in others.

Measuring Raindrops

What does a raindrop look like when it splashes on the ground? Is each raindrop unique like snowflakes? Find out how raindrop size varies in this experiment.

Are Frequent Facebook Users Less or More Lonely?

This project examines whether people who are frequent users of Facebook feel less or more lonely than infrequent Facebook-users.

How Does time Perception Change As You Get Older?

This science fair project idea studies how time perception changes with age.

Does Cutting Foods Into Pieces Make It Cook Faster Or Should You Leave It Uncut?

Test whether cutting up meats will make it cook faster than just cooking it whole.

Can You Cook Using Only Sunlight?

Bake some cookies with an oven that collects sunlight and traps the shorter wavelengths (heat!).

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