Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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A Distant Sound
A Distant Sound
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A Distant Sound
Find a mathematical relationship between the intensity of a sound wave and distance from the sound source. Use a pedometer and a sound level meter.
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Too Cold to Chirp?
Too Cold to Chirp?
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Too Cold to Chirp?
Look for a correlation between temperature and the intensity of cricket chirping. Measure ambient temperature and sound intensity in decibels.
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Measure Twice!
Measure Twice!
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Measure Twice!
Determine how different measurements of the same object might yield different values. Provide as many reasons that you can think of.
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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Salinity & Water Density
Salinity & Water Density
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Salinity & Water Density
Determine how salinity affects the circulation of warm and cold water. Note whether the warm water mixes or forms a layer with cold water.
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Tap Water, Bottled Water
Tap Water, Bottled Water
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Tap Water, Bottled Water
Science fair project that compares tap water and bottled water for the presence of common impurities.
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A Moth's Favorite Light
A Moth's Favorite Light
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A Moth's Favorite Light
Science fair project that determines whether moths are attracted to one color of light more than others.
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What Type of Magnet is the Strongest?
What Type of Magnet is the Strongest?
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What Type of Magnet is the Strongest?
Magnets vary in strength. Have your young scientist figure out which kind of magnet is the strongest when you have him conduct this attractive experiment.
4th grade
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How to Classify Objects and Organisms
How to Classify Objects and Organisms
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How to Classify Objects and Organisms
Investigate the different ways in which objects and organisms can be classified, create your own. then have volunteers classify using their own systems.
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Building a Better Battery
Building a Better Battery
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Building a Better Battery
Examine how a battery can be made from everyday materials.
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Girls vs. Guys: Center of Gravity
Girls vs. Guys: Center of Gravity
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Girls vs. Guys: Center of Gravity
Examine whether males or females are more likely to have a higher center of gravity.
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Choosing a Light Bulb Filament
Choosing a Light Bulb Filament
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Choosing a Light Bulb Filament
Create your own light bulb and test filaments of different thicknesses to see which keeps the bulb burning for the longest time.
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How to Make a Compass
How to Make a Compass
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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.
5th grade
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Making a Static Electricity Bell
Making a Static Electricity Bell
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Making a Static Electricity Bell
Demonstrate how static electricity can cause an object to move. It also examines just how an object affected by static electricity will move.
4th grade
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The Best Day to Fly a Kite
The Best Day to Fly a Kite
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The Best Day to Fly a Kite
Determine how wind speed affects the stability of a kite and the ease of getting it into the air.
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The Effect of Temperature on the Speed of Sound
The Effect of Temperature on the Speed of Sound
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The Effect of Temperature on the Speed of Sound
Determine the relationship between the speed of a sound and the temperature of the air it passes through.
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The Material With the Most Static Electricity
The Material With the Most Static Electricity
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The Material With the Most Static Electricity
Determine which material produces the strongest static charge.
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When Should You Add Creamer?
When Should You Add Creamer?
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When Should You Add Creamer?
Determine whether a hot liquid cools off faster when liquid is added before or after a two minute wait.
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Which Metal Should a Pan Be Made Of?
Which Metal Should a Pan Be Made Of?
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Which Metal Should a Pan Be Made Of?
Determine which metal has the highest rate of conductivity.
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Direct Or Indirect?
Direct Or Indirect?
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Direct Or Indirect?
Determine how good we are at direct and indirect observation.
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Making Pictures With Dots
Making Pictures With Dots
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Making Pictures With Dots
Check out this science project idea that will have your kid investigate how dots (also known as pixels) are used to create digital photographs.
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Soda Geyser
Soda Geyser
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Soda Geyser
Discover if soda geysers will erupt when using regular vs. diet cola and which candies will create eruptions.
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Bubble Wrap Test: What Kind Provides the Most Protection?
Bubble Wrap Test: What Kind Provides the Most Protection?
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Bubble Wrap Test: What Kind Provides the Most Protection?
Find out which kind of bubble wrap fares best when put in impact.
4th grade
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Can You Shatter Glass With Soundwaves?
Can You Shatter Glass With Soundwaves?
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Can You Shatter Glass With Soundwaves?
Find out whether matching resonant frequencies can cause objects to shatter.
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How Different are Sounds from a Phone, a Computer, and a Mouth?
How Different are Sounds from a Phone, a Computer, and a Mouth?
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How Different are Sounds from a Phone, a Computer, and a Mouth?
Find out the differences (if any) in the frequencies of voices produced from a computer, from a phone, and directly coming out of the voice box of a human.
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Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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