Science Fair Project Ideas

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Paper Making: The Next Level
Paper Making: The Next Level
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Paper Making: The Next Level
This science fair project idea is develops new or improved paper making techniques and encourages recycling.
4th grade
Science
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Paper Power
Paper Power
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Paper Power
This science fair project idea outlines the principles and techniques behind paper batteries.
Science Project
Oregametry
Oregametry
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Oregametry
This science fair project idea outlines the practical applications of particular origami folding techniques.
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Balancing Act: How does Gravity Affect Balance?
Balancing Act: How does Gravity Affect Balance?
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Balancing Act: How does Gravity Affect Balance?
The objective of this science fair project is to experiment with balancing everyday objects and observing the the effects of gravity on materials.
5th grade
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Match Rocket
Match Rocket
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Match Rocket
Demonstrate the principle of jet propulsion in this science fair project by building a rocket from household materials.
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All About Air Pressure
All About Air Pressure
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All About Air Pressure
The goal of this science fair experiment is to demonstrate the effects of air pressure on objects and analyze applications of air pressure principles.
3rd grade
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Detecting Counterfeit Money
Detecting Counterfeit Money
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Detecting Counterfeit Money
The goal of this science fair project is to demonstrate current methods of detecting counterfeit money, in particular counterfeit detection pens.
Science
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The Ultimate Rollercoaster
The Ultimate Rollercoaster
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The Ultimate Rollercoaster
The objective of this science fair project is to observe the properties of friction and apply this knowledge to search for a near-frictionless surface.
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Fresh Food vs. Frozen Food
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Fresh Food vs. Frozen Food
The goal of this science fair project is to analyze differences between the taste and texture of frozen and fresh food.
4th grade
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Simple Machines
Simple Machines
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Simple Machines
In this science fair project, apply the principles of leverage and force by building six simple machines designed to set weights in motion.
4th grade
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Doing Forensics with Paper Chromatography!
Doing Forensics with Paper Chromatography!
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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.
4th grade
Science
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Mirrors and Reflection of Light
Mirrors and Reflection of Light
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Mirrors and Reflection of Light
This science fair project demonstrates the principles of reflection through simple experiments involving mirrors and light.
5th grade
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Fragile! Handle with Care! This Side Up!
Fragile! Handle with Care! This Side Up!
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Fragile! Handle with Care! This Side Up!
The scientific purpose of this experiment is to investigate which material is the best packaging for fragile items during shipping.
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Do Green Bags Really Work to Preserve Food?
Do Green Bags Really Work to Preserve Food?
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Do Green Bags Really Work to Preserve Food?
The purpose of this science fair project is to determine whether Green Bags, with or without refrigeration, are most effective in preserving food.
Science
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Will Irradiation Produce Mutations in Fruit Flies?
Will Irradiation Produce Mutations in Fruit Flies?
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Will Irradiation Produce Mutations in Fruit Flies?
This project examines the vulnerability of fruit flies, Drosophila melanigaster, to irradiation. Will exposure result in mutations?
Science
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Unpuckering the Persimmon
Unpuckering the Persimmon
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Unpuckering the Persimmon
This science fair project teaches you about what makes persimmons so tart and how astringency can be removed by studying the effect of tannins on fruit.
5th grade
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What Is the Best Way to Wash Your Hands?
What Is the Best Way to Wash Your Hands?
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What Is the Best Way to Wash Your Hands?
This science project teaches young students about germs, bacteria, and the importance of washing their hands. Students will test what is the best way to wash.
Kindergarten
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The Effects of Different Substances on Melting Ice While Protecting the Lawn
The Effects of Different Substances on Melting Ice While Protecting the Lawn
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The Effects of Different Substances on Melting Ice While Protecting the Lawn
Melt the ice, but save the lawn. The objective of this science fair project is to explore the effects of different substances on melting ice.
Science
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Reusable Candle
Reusable Candle
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Reusable Candle
In this science fair experiment about recycling, demonstrate how the wax from a candle can be reused to make another candle.
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Is Horse Manure a Possible Energy Source in a Crisis?
Is Horse Manure a Possible Energy Source in a Crisis?
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Is Horse Manure a Possible Energy Source in a Crisis?
Is horse manure a possible energy source in a crisis? Use calorimetry to find out how much energy horse manure can produce in this science fair project.
5th grade
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Golf Science Fair Project: Temperature and Rebound
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Golf Science Fair Project: Temperature and Rebound
The goal of this golf science fair science fair project is to determine whether the temperature of a golf ball affects its elasticity and its rebound.
3rd grade
Science
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Color Rendering Index: The Best Lighting for Makeup
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Color Rendering Index: The Best Lighting for Makeup
Kids learn about the color rendering index by finding the best lightning for makeup in this fun and original physics science fair project idea.
Science
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Centripetal and Centrifugal Force
Centripetal and Centrifugal Force
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Centripetal and Centrifugal Force
What's the difference between centripetal and centrifugal force? Students find out by seeing both in action as they conduct this experiment.
Science
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How do Plants Absorb Water?
How do Plants Absorb Water?
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How do Plants Absorb Water?
Ever wondered how a plant drinks water? This science project will teach you how and help you create a beautiful floral display!
2nd grade
Science Project
Where Did All the Wild Things Go?
Where Did All the Wild Things Go?
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Where Did All the Wild Things Go?
This project uses science and art to help students learn and teach others about Earth's endangered and extinct species.
5th grade
Science Project

Science Fair Project Ideas

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