Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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The Impact of Distance on the Doppler Effect
The Impact of Distance on the Doppler Effect
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The Impact of Distance on the Doppler Effect
What is the Doppler Effect, or the Doppler Shift? The purpose of this science fair project is to determine how distance impacts the Doppler Effect.
Science
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Float
Float
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Float
This science fair project discovers the causes, effects and practical applications of buoyancy and encourages technological advances.
Science
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Static Electricity,The New Flair: Blonde, Redhead or Brunette?
Static Electricity,The New Flair: Blonde, Redhead or Brunette?
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Static Electricity,The New Flair: Blonde, Redhead or Brunette?
The purpose of this science fair experiment is to investigate whether the color of your hair affects how much static electricity is carried.
Science
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Turn Back Time
Turn Back Time
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Turn Back Time
This science fair project idea discovers the mechanism of laminar flow and encourages technological progress based on this concept.
Science
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Balloon Rocket Experiment
Balloon Rocket Experiment
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Balloon Rocket Experiment
Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
5th grade
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Tensile Strength Test
Tensile Strength Test
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Tensile Strength Test
In this science experiment, do tensile strength test on fishing line, a strand of hair, a rubber band, and any other materials you're curious about!
5th grade
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Changing the Period of a Pendulum
Changing the Period of a Pendulum
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Changing the Period of a Pendulum
Is it amplitude? Weight? Length of string? Kids will discover what factors changing the period of a pendulum depends on in this fun and easy physics experiment.
4th grade
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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
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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
Science
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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.
Science
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Perpetual Motion Machine
Perpetual Motion Machine
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Perpetual Motion Machine
The goal of this science fair project is to attempt to build a perpetual motion machine and analyze the Laws of Thermodynamics.
Science
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Does Your Tap Water Have Salt in It?
Does Your Tap Water Have Salt in It?
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Does Your Tap Water Have Salt in It?
This science project challenges students to study the salt content in tap water and learn about electrochemistry.
Science
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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating A Certain Area?
How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating A Certain Area?
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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating A Certain Area?
This science fair project idea lets you can create your own Faraday Cage!
Science
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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating a certain area?
How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating a certain area?
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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating a certain area?
This science fair project idea teaches Gauss' law and its implications and calculates and comprehends the flow of electrical charges in a Faraday Cage.
Science
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Supercharged! Which Batteries Last Longest?
Supercharged! Which Batteries Last Longest?
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Supercharged! Which Batteries Last Longest?
This science fair project idea determines which brand of batteries have the longest life.
Science
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Now You See It, Now You Don't: How Age and Sex Affect Our Ability to Perceive Optical Illusions
Now You See It, Now You Don't: How Age and Sex Affect Our Ability to Perceive Optical Illusions
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Now You See It, Now You Don't: How Age and Sex Affect Our Ability to Perceive Optical Illusions
This science fair project idea determines if females or males tend to do better on optical illusion tests and whether certain age groups also do better.
Science
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Lighten Up! How Light Affects Photograph Quality
Lighten Up! How Light Affects Photograph Quality
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Lighten Up! How Light Affects Photograph Quality
This science fair project investigates which type of light bulbs are the best at producing flattering photographs in both flash and non-flash conditions.
Science
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Radio Waves, It's In The Air: Build A Basic Radio
Radio Waves, It's In The Air: Build A Basic Radio
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Radio Waves, It's In The Air: Build A Basic Radio
The purpose of this science fair project is to build a basic radio.
5th grade
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Connecting Batteries in Series
Connecting Batteries in Series
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Connecting Batteries in Series
This cool electricity project teaches kids how connecting batteries in series vs. parallel circuits can contribute to different levels of voltage and amperage.
Science
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The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
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The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
Wind is an important source of renewable, green energy. The purpose of this science fair project is to build and operate a windmill generator.
5th grade
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How A Kazoo Makes Sounds
How A Kazoo Makes Sounds
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How A Kazoo Makes Sounds
How does a kazoo, the strings of a guitar, or the speaker of a radio make sound? The purpose of this science fair project is to show how vibration makes sound.
2nd grade
Science
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Conversion of Gravitational Potential Energy into Mechanical Energy
Conversion of Gravitational Potential Energy into Mechanical Energy
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Conversion of Gravitational Potential Energy into Mechanical Energy
Learn how to convert gravitational potential energy into mechanical energy in this fun science fair project idea.
Science
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Simple Harmonic Motion: Pendulum
Simple Harmonic Motion: Pendulum
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Simple Harmonic Motion: Pendulum
This cool physics demo illustrates the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum while teaching kids the important concepts of potential and kinetic energy.
Science
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Sound Resonance: How to Calculate Speed of Sound
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Sound Resonance: How to Calculate Speed of Sound
In this cool sound resonance experiment, learn about frequency and pitch, and use a tuning fork to calculate sound velocity in air.
Science
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Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

Our team of professional scientists, science teachers and educational consultants has put together an excellent collection of free physical science projects for kids. These include physics science fair projects, science experiments, and demonstrations that help kids explore the world of classical mechanics, as well as other great physical science topics: our hair-raising magnet and electricity experiments are sure to spark your child's scientific curiosity. Whether you’re looking for science fair project ideas for your child’s upcoming science fair or your little one simply loves conducting physical science experiments, Education.com’s physical science section is a fantastic free resource.