Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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Magnetic Linear Accelerator
Magnetic Linear Accelerator
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Magnetic Linear Accelerator
Build a magnetic linear accelerator using a ruler, neodymium magnets, and small metal balls in this fun science fair project exploring magnetic propulsion.
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Calculate the Mass of the Earth
Calculate the Mass of the Earth
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Calculate the Mass of the Earth
Calculate the mass of the Earth using the sidereal and calendar period of the Moon and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation in this physics science project!
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Horizontal and Vertical Motion
Horizontal and Vertical Motion
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Horizontal and Vertical Motion
Learn about the horizontal and vertical motion of a projectile in this cool physics science fair project idea for advanced middle and high school students.
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Horizontal Projectile Motion
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Horizontal Projectile Motion
Score a bull's eye with this cool science fair project on horizontal projectile motion. Guide a marble to its target and predict its trajectory using math!
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Projectiles Launched at an Angle
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Projectiles Launched at an Angle
Determine the maximum distance traveled by projectiles launched at an angle. Use some cool math to figure out at which angle your projectile will go farthest.
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How to Find Maximum Height of a Projectile
How to Find Maximum Height of a Projectile
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How to Find Maximum Height of a Projectile
In this physics project, you'll learn how to find the maximum height of a projectile using some math and trigonometry.
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Tangential Velocity and Circular Motion Experiment
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Tangential Velocity and Circular Motion Experiment
In this simple circular motion experiment, you'll observe tangential velocity and learn about how acceleration and centripetal force affect an object.
3rd grade
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Orbital Speed: How Do Satellites Orbit?
Orbital Speed: How Do Satellites Orbit?
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Orbital Speed: How Do Satellites Orbit?
How is NASA able to launch something into orbit around the Earth? Learn about the relationship between gravity, speed, and orbit in space in this cool project!
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Do Heavier Objects Fall Faster? Gravity in a Vacuum
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Do Heavier Objects Fall Faster? Gravity in a Vacuum
Do heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones? Students learn the answer by watching the effect gravity in a vacuum has on a coin and a feather.
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Relationship Between the Distance and Time of a Falling Object
Relationship Between the Distance and Time of a Falling Object
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Relationship Between the Distance and Time of a Falling Object
In this science fair project on the relationship between distance and time, kids explore the behavior of gravitational acceleration through direct observation.
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Apparent Weightlessness in an Elevator
Apparent Weightlessness in an Elevator
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Apparent Weightlessness in an Elevator
Young physicists learn about apparent weightlessnessâthat weird sensation you sometimes feel in elevators, turbulent airplanes, and roller coasters.
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Conservation of Linear Momentum and Newton's Third Law
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Conservation of Linear Momentum and Newton's Third Law
Kids will enjoy this cool demonstration of Newton's Third Law and the conservation of linear momentum.
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Factors Affecting Friction
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Factors Affecting Friction
The actual factors affecting friction may surprise you! Learn about the coefficient of friction and put some trigonometry into practice in this science project.
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Light Absorption and Color Filters
Light Absorption and Color Filters
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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!
5th grade
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Which Substance When Dissolved in Water will Conduct an Electrical Current?
Which Substance When Dissolved in Water will Conduct an Electrical Current?
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Which Substance When Dissolved in Water will Conduct an Electrical Current?
This science fair project focuses on the use of a conductivity device that will determine if a substance dissolved in water can or cannot conduct electricity.
5th grade
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Can Hydrogel Crystals be Used as a Sensitive Humidity Indicator?
Can Hydrogel Crystals be Used as a Sensitive Humidity Indicator?
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Can Hydrogel Crystals be Used as a Sensitive Humidity Indicator?
This science fair project focuses on a polymer called hydrogel super absorbent crystal which absorbs water, swelling to many times its original size.
4th grade
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Are All Sugars the Same?
Are All Sugars the Same?
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Are All Sugars the Same?
This science fair project idea focuses on two classes of sugars monosaccharides (fructose) and disaccharides (sucrose or table sugar).
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Don't Have a Meltdown!
Don't Have a Meltdown!
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Don't Have a Meltdown!
This science fair project determines what effect substances have on ice, and which of these products most effectively melts ice.
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Conductor or Insulator?
Conductor or Insulator?
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Conductor or Insulator?
This science fair project idea determines what household items are good conductors of electricity.
5th grade
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Distance, Velocity and Time: Equations and Relationship
Distance, Velocity and Time: Equations and Relationship
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Distance, Velocity and Time: Equations and Relationship
A cool physics science fair project idea for 7th grade exploring the application of distance, velocity, and time equations.
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Acceleration on an Inclined Plane
Acceleration on an Inclined Plane
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Acceleration on an Inclined Plane
The Galileo inclined plane physics experiment was one of the first ways scientists calculated acceleration due to gravity. Do it yourself in this project!
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Magic with Magnets
Magic with Magnets
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Magic with Magnets
The goal of this science fair project is to demonstrate magnetic forces of attraction and repulsion using a magnet and everyday objects.
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Color and Heat Absorption
Color and Heat Absorption
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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.
3rd grade
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Principles of Air Pressure
Principles of Air Pressure
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Principles of Air Pressure
The objective of this science fair project is to examine the basic principles of air pressure using simple materials like a balloon, straw and string.
4th grade
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Soccer Physics: Does the Amount of Air Inside the Ball Affect How Far It Goes?
Soccer Physics: Does the Amount of Air Inside the Ball Affect How Far It Goes?
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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.
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Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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