Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

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Apparent Movement of the Sun
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Apparent Movement of the Sun
The apparent movement of the sun has been used to keep time since the bronze age. In this science fair project, kids plot solar time against mean solar time.
Science
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Caffeine and Heart Rate: What Is the Effect of Caffeine on Heart Rate?
Caffeine and Heart Rate: What Is the Effect of Caffeine on Heart Rate?
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Caffeine and Heart Rate: What Is the Effect of Caffeine on Heart Rate?
Is there a relationship between caffeine and heart rate? Students will determine the effect of caffeine on heart rate in this fun science fair project.
5th grade
Science
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Effect of Acid Rain on Dissolved Oxygen Concentration
Effect of Acid Rain on Dissolved Oxygen Concentration
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Effect of Acid Rain on Dissolved Oxygen Concentration
Use a fish tank to simulate a pond! This science fair project explores the relationship between acid rain and the dissolved oxygen concentration of water.
Science
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Bouncing Ball Physics: What is Elasticity?
Bouncing Ball Physics: What is Elasticity?
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Bouncing Ball Physics: What is Elasticity?
What is elasticity? Students will investigate how this concept applies to bouncing ball physics by testing the bounces of balls made out of different materials.
3rd grade
Science
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Thermal Conductivity of Metals: Which Metal Is the Best Conductor of Heat?
Thermal Conductivity of Metals: Which Metal Is the Best Conductor of Heat?
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Thermal Conductivity of Metals: Which Metal Is the Best Conductor of Heat?
Students will investigate the thermal conductivity of metals by learning how to measure thermal conductivity with this fun and easy science fair project idea.
4th grade
Science
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Testing Soil from an Abandoned Field for Future Secondary Succession
Testing Soil from an Abandoned Field for Future Secondary Succession
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Testing Soil from an Abandoned Field for Future Secondary Succession
Check out this fun science project idea on ecological succession and learn the main difference between primary and secondary succession.
Science
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Rain Damage
Rain Damage
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Rain Damage
Test marble and limestone to determine if acid rain is harmful enough to damage buildings and stone monuments.
4th grade
Science
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Energy Content of Food
Energy Content of Food
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Energy Content of Food
Construct calorimeter and determine the caloric value of a sample of foods by change in temperature for each of the foods.
Science
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The Stroop Effect
The Stroop Effect
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The Stroop Effect
The objective of this science project is to determine whether the brain first processes colors, shapes, or words when given conflicting messages.
Social studies
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Create a Contour Map
Create a Contour Map
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Create a Contour Map
The goal of this project is to create an exciting topographical map out of dough.
4th grade
Science
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Brilliant Bird Beaks: An Experiment to Understand Animal Adaptation
Brilliant Bird Beaks: An Experiment to Understand Animal Adaptation
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Brilliant Bird Beaks: An Experiment to Understand Animal Adaptation
This science fair project idea identifies and understands adaptations in birds.
Science
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Growing Bacteria
Growing Bacteria
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Growing Bacteria
Science fair project that examines how to grow bacteria in a controlled setting, using simple materials from around the home.
4th grade
Science
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Do Hand Soaps and Sanitizers Prevent the Growth of Bread Mold?
Do Hand Soaps and Sanitizers Prevent the Growth of Bread Mold?
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Do Hand Soaps and Sanitizers Prevent the Growth of Bread Mold?
Do hand soaps and sanitizers prevent the growth of bread mold? If so, why? Kids will find out with this fun and informative science fair project idea.
3rd grade
Science
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Are There Other Animals that Glow Under a Black Light Besides Scorpions?
Are There Other Animals that Glow Under a Black Light Besides Scorpions?
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Are There Other Animals that Glow Under a Black Light Besides Scorpions?
Check out this cool science fair project idea to explore which other common animals besides scorpions glow under a UV Black light.
4th grade
Science
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An Investigation into the Factors Affecting  the Dispersion of Oil in Water Ecosystems
An Investigation into the Factors Affecting the Dispersion of Oil in Water Ecosystems
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An Investigation into the Factors Affecting the Dispersion of Oil in Water Ecosystems
The objective of this science project is to examine the factors that affect the dispersion of oil in water, including water agitation.
Science
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The Effect of Glucose and Sucrose as Dietary Additives on the Lifespan of Wild-type and GAPDH Mutant Caenorhabditis Elegans
The Effect of Glucose and Sucrose as Dietary Additives on the Lifespan of Wild-type and GAPDH Mutant Caenorhabditis Elegans
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The Effect of Glucose and Sucrose as Dietary Additives on the Lifespan of Wild-type and GAPDH Mutant Caenorhabditis Elegans
Wild-type and GAPDH mutant Caenorhabditis elegans were used as an example of how glucose or sugar affects the lifespan of humans.
Science
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How to Test the Efficiency of a Photovoltaic Cell?
How to Test the Efficiency of a Photovoltaic Cell?
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How to Test the Efficiency of a Photovoltaic Cell?
Get a cool science project idea on a photovoltaic cell and explore the various factors that affect the energy output of the photovoltaic cell.
Science
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Smart Card? A Study of ElectroMagnetic Fields Produced by RFID Transmitters
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Smart Card? A Study of ElectroMagnetic Fields Produced by RFID Transmitters
The goal of this science fair project was to evaluate the ElectroMagnetic Field produced by Radio Frequency Identification transmitters.
Science
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Cube It!
Cube It!
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Cube It!
This project involves the programming and development of a 3D Rubik's Cube application using C++.
Science
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The Effect of Acid Rain on Marigold Plants
The Effect of Acid Rain on Marigold Plants
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The Effect of Acid Rain on Marigold Plants
The objective of this science fair project is to examine the effects of acid rain on the growth of marigold plants.
Science
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Let Me Breathe, Please!
Let Me Breathe, Please!
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Let Me Breathe, Please!
This project examines the concentration of dissolved oxygen in water, with and without oil.
Science
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Diffusion, Membranes, and Cryogenics: Can We Freeze Cells?
Diffusion, Membranes, and Cryogenics: Can We Freeze Cells?
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Diffusion, Membranes, and Cryogenics: Can We Freeze Cells?
Can cells be frozen? This science fair project provides information to answer this question.
Science
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Counting Air Particulate Matter
Counting Air Particulate Matter
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Counting Air Particulate Matter
Is there more air particulate matter in an urban or rural environment? Test your knowledge with this science fair project.
Science
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Determining Mold and Mechanical Deterioration Risk for an Artifact Storage Box
Determining Mold and Mechanical Deterioration Risk for an Artifact Storage Box
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Determining Mold and Mechanical Deterioration Risk for an Artifact Storage Box
Check out this cool science fair project idea to explore the risk of mechanical deterioration of artifacts placed in a storage box due to mold outbreaks.
5th grade
Science
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Hot or Not?
Hot or Not?
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Hot or Not?
The objective of this experiment is to determine how effective hot water is in killing various kinds of microorganisms.
5th grade
Science
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Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Great selection of middle school science fair project ideas. These science fair projects can help you find middle school level ideas for your science fair.