Science Projects that Explore Electricity

Be like Ben (Franklin, that is) and discover electricity in your own backyard. Or kitchen, or bedroom, or school science lab...

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Does Electricity Move Better through Thick Wires or Thin Ones?

Does electricity move better through thick wires or thin ones? kids will conduct this classic electricity experiment for this science fair project.
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Parallel Circuit

How do series and parallel circuits work, and which produces the brightest light in a light bulb? Construct both in this project and find out!
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Battery Science Fair Projects - Battery Life

Which battery lasts the longest? In this science fair project, kids will test popular brand name batteries like Duracell and Energizer against generic brands.
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Battery Power

This science fair project idea determines the operating differences of AAA, AA, C, D batteries all with a 1.5 volt rating.
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Flashlight

How does a flashlight work? Kids will make a complete circuit and explore how voltage contributes to brightness with this science fair project idea.
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Water Electrolysis

In this free science fair project idea, kids will conduct an easy electrolysis of water experiment to test solutions of salt, baking soda, tap water, and more.
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Make a Rheostat

This article provides steps for making a rheostat, a small device that controls the voltage by a dial or knob. Great for science fairs!
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