Food Science Fair Projects

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Food Circles and Nutrient Density
Food Circles and Nutrient Density
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Food Circles and Nutrient Density
Science fair project which will teach you more about the foods that you eat, and learn which ones are healthier choices.
5th grade
Science
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Can Food Boost Your Mood?
Can Food Boost Your Mood?
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Can Food Boost Your Mood?
This experiment evaluates how a diet that is rich in "mood-enhancing" foods affects the way people feel over several weeks.
Science
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Which Food Will Mold the Fastest?
Which Food Will Mold the Fastest?
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Which Food Will Mold the Fastest?
This science fair project teaches about mold. Students will test different foods to see which grow mold the fastest.
1st grade
Science
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Is It Better To Refrigerate Or Freeze To Prevent Bacteria On Foods?
Is It Better To Refrigerate Or Freeze To Prevent Bacteria On Foods?
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Is It Better To Refrigerate Or Freeze To Prevent Bacteria On Foods?
Find out whether freezing or refrigerating destroys more bacteria. This is essential to consuming safe and germ-free food.
Science
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Spider Science: Exploring the World of Webs
Spider Science: Exploring the World of Webs
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Spider Science: Exploring the World of Webs
Spiders don't go to grocery stores or fast food chains to get their food -- they set up traps and wait for their food to come to them!
3rd grade
Science
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The Art of Pemmican
The Art of Pemmican
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The Art of Pemmican
Research historic methods of food preservation. Analyze alternative recipes and techniques of food preservation. Document success with photographs.
Science
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Testing pH Levels in Everyday Foods and Household Products
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Testing pH Levels in Everyday Foods and Household Products
The goal of this science fair project is to assess the acidity levels of common food and household products using pH test strips.
Science
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Go Organic or Not?
Go Organic or Not?
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Go Organic or Not?
Science fair project that tests whether cats have a preference for organic food.
Science
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Low Fat, Low Taste?
Low Fat, Low Taste?
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Low Fat, Low Taste?
This science fair project idea investigates if fats add to the flavor of food.
2nd grade
Science
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Do Bananas Give Birth to Maggots?
Do Bananas Give Birth to Maggots?
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Do Bananas Give Birth to Maggots?
Science fair project that demonstrates that rotting food attracts insects that lay eggs on it.
Science
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The 5 Second Rule
The 5 Second Rule
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The 5 Second Rule
Determine if picking up fallen food in 5 seconds or less prevents the transfer of bacteria from the ground.
Science
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Can Crystals Show Color Mixing?
Can Crystals Show Color Mixing?
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Can Crystals Show Color Mixing?
This science fair project idea determines if crystals will absorb food dye and if colors will mix by the process of diffusion.
2nd grade
Science
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Is Organic Better?
Is Organic Better?
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Is Organic Better?
The purpose of this study is to determine if people can tell the difference between organic and conventional food from looking at, smelling and tasting it.
3rd grade
Science
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Is It Safe To Eat Something Dropped On The Floor As Long As You Pick It Up Within 5-Seconds?
Is It Safe To Eat Something Dropped On The Floor As Long As You Pick It Up Within 5-Seconds?
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Is It Safe To Eat Something Dropped On The Floor As Long As You Pick It Up Within 5-Seconds?
Discover whether the â5-second ruleâ is effective at determining whether food is still safe to eat after being dropped on the ground.
4th grade
Science
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Apples and Potatoes
Apples and Potatoes
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Apples and Potatoes
The science project fair idea explores the interaction between your nose, mouth, and brain when tasting a new food or drink.
4th grade
Science
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Starches as Thickening Agents
Starches as Thickening Agents
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Starches as Thickening Agents
Explore the role of starches as thickening agents in food, and learn about the chemical properties of starch in the process.
Science
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Growing Dried Beans
Growing Dried Beans
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Growing Dried Beans
This science fair project idea explores whether the process used to dry the beans we eat for food renders them unviable.
3rd grade
Science
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Effect of Soaking Potatoes on the Frying Process
Effect of Soaking Potatoes on the Frying Process
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Effect of Soaking Potatoes on the Frying Process
Check out this fun science project idea to explore different types of starches and learn how removing starch affects the quality and taste of food.
Science
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Can Taste Buds Detect MSG Levels?
Can Taste Buds Detect MSG Levels?
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Can Taste Buds Detect MSG Levels?
In this science fair project, students will try to discover if test subjects can detect the presence of Monosodium Glutumate (MSG) in food.
4th grade
Science
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Get Emsulfied!
Get Emsulfied!
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Get Emsulfied!
Study emulsifiers and learn how work, use in food science, medicine, soaps and cosmetics. Identify which materials are created using an emulsifier.
Science
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Capillary Function
Capillary Function
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Capillary Function
Demonstrate the capillary function in plants by adding food coloring to glasses of water. Slice stalks of celery and leafy tops. Compare color of leaves
Science
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Plastic Wrap Science Fair Project: Polymer Permeability
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Plastic Wrap Science Fair Project: Polymer Permeability
In this plastic wrap science fair project, you'll learn about polymer permeability and find out which plastic wrap keeps food from dehydrating best.
3rd grade
Science
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Goldfish Behavior
Goldfish Behavior
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Goldfish Behavior
Have your kid determine if a goldfish can be conditioned to expect food the same way Pavlov's dogs did with this fascinating science fair project.
4th grade
Science
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Candy Chromatography
Candy Chromatography
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Candy Chromatography
Analytical chemists perform chromatography to separate colors into pigments. Test the food coloring used in M&M's and Skittles candy in this fun project!
Science
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Can Certain Foods Make You Smell?
Can Certain Foods Make You Smell?
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Can Certain Foods Make You Smell?
Discover whether eating certain foods will make you smell (not only bad breath) but through skin cells.
Science
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Food Science Fair Projects

A lot of science goes into the food we eat! Education.com's team of professional scientists, science teachers and educational consultants has put together a great collection of food science fair projects and food experiments that can be accomplished with minimal fuss in your own kitchen. Popular science experiments with food include exploring the special properties of pineapple enzymes, cooking hot dogs using the sun, and exploring the antimicrobial properties of cinnammon. If your child is craving some cool science fair project ideas, make sure you check out these yummy food science projects for kids!