Food Science Fair Projects

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Rainforest Feast; Investigating how Foods are Grown in the Rainforest
Rainforest Feast; Investigating how Foods are Grown in the Rainforest
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Rainforest Feast; Investigating how Foods are Grown in the Rainforest
In this project, students will learn what and how foods are grown in rain forests and if there are sustainable methods that can be used.
Science
Science Project
How Much Sugar?
How Much Sugar?
Science Project
How Much Sugar?
This science fair project idea measures out the sugar of various foods and find out whether people can correctly determine how much sugar is in common foods.
5th grade
Social studies
Science Project
Diet and Memory: Is There a Connection?
Diet and Memory: Is There a Connection?
Science Project
Diet and Memory: Is There a Connection?
In this experiment, you will evaluate whether or not a diet that is supplemented with "brain-enhancing" foods can help improve memory.
Science
Science Project
Testing Glucose Levels
Testing Glucose Levels
Science Project
Testing Glucose Levels
Science fair project that determines which foods and drinks contain the highest amount of glucose.
Science
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Water Content in Fruits and Vegetables
Water Content in Fruits and Vegetables
Science Project
Water Content in Fruits and Vegetables
Check out this cool science fair project idea to learn why it is important for kids to eat healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.
Science
Science Project
Vitamin Science
Vitamin Science
Science Project
Vitamin Science
Research information on vitamin content in foods, Examine the effect of vitamins, test organic samples of fruits, meats, grains for vitamin content.
Science
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Mouth Bacteria?
Mouth Bacteria?
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Mouth Bacteria?
Would it hurt to skip brushing your teeth just this once? Let's find out by seeing which foods produce the most mouth bacteria.
4th grade
Science
Science Project
Does Cutting Foods Into Pieces Make It Cook Faster Or Should You Leave It Uncut?
Does Cutting Foods Into Pieces Make It Cook Faster Or Should You Leave It Uncut?
Science Project
Does Cutting Foods Into Pieces Make It Cook Faster Or Should You Leave It Uncut?
Test whether cutting up meats will make it cook faster than just cooking it whole.
Science
Science Project
Peanut Butter Anyone? Which Tastes Better, Commercial Brands or Organic Brands?
Peanut Butter Anyone? Which Tastes Better, Commercial Brands or Organic Brands?
Science Project
Peanut Butter Anyone? Which Tastes Better, Commercial Brands or Organic Brands?
Check out this cool middle school science fair project idea to find the difference between organically grown and commercial brands of foods.
Science
Science Project
Bird Seed Science: Do Birds Prefer Certain Colors?
Bird Seed Science: Do Birds Prefer Certain Colors?
Science Project
Bird Seed Science: Do Birds Prefer Certain Colors?
Why does purple cheese look nasty? Because color plays a big part in how we perceive the taste of different foods. Are birds just like us in this respect?
1st grade
Science
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Blindfolded Taste Test
Blindfolded Taste Test
Science Project
Blindfolded Taste Test
This science fair project has kids conduct a blindfolded taste test to determine how smell influences our ability to taste foods.
4th grade
Science
Science Project
Eating Light
Eating Light
Science Project
Eating Light
Store bowls of fresh fruit in differently lighted environments. Contrast freshness based on appearance.
Science
Science Project
I Want That! Evaluating the Influence of Advertisements
I Want That! Evaluating the Influence of Advertisements
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I Want That! Evaluating the Influence of Advertisements
Evaluate if people are more influenced by video or audio advertising.
Social studies
Science Project
How Does Mold Grow?
How Does Mold Grow?
Science Project
How Does Mold Grow?
How does mold grow? Kids find out by testing different conditions to measure mold growth rate and learn about what factors cause mold to grow more quickly.
Science
Science Project
What is the Ideal Temperature Setting for Refrigerators?
What is the Ideal Temperature Setting for Refrigerators?
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What is the Ideal Temperature Setting for Refrigerators?
Discover if temperature settings in a fridge make a drastic difference in terms of bacterial growth.
Science
Science Project
Do High-Wattage Microwaves Cook Faster?
Do High-Wattage Microwaves Cook Faster?
Science Project
Do High-Wattage Microwaves Cook Faster?
Explore the wattage of microwaves in relevance to cooking time.
Science
Science Project
Colors That Make You Hungry
Colors That Make You Hungry
Science Project
Colors That Make You Hungry
In this science fair project, students investigate how different colors influence appetite.
Social studies
Science Project
Why Do Apples Turn Brown?
Why Do Apples Turn Brown?
Science Project
Why Do Apples Turn Brown?
In this fun science project, learn about what happens to cut fruit and experiment with how to stop apples from turning brown.
4th grade
Science
Science Project
Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh
Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh
Science Project
Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh
This science experiment tests whether warm or cold water works best in making cut flowers last longer.
3rd grade
Science
Science Project
Garlic: Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties
Garlic: Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties
Science Project
Garlic: Antibacterial and Antimicrobial Properties
Is garlic antibacterial? Antimicrobial? Kids find out by using common kitchen equipment and ingredients in this cool and easy microbiology science fair project.
Science
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What's the Best Way to Destroy Fridge Odors?
What's the Best Way to Destroy Fridge Odors?
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What's the Best Way to Destroy Fridge Odors?
Discover which method for odor removal words the best for stifling refrigerator odors.
Science
Science Project
Why do Ants Like Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners?
Why do Ants Like Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners?
Science Project
Why do Ants Like Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners?
Why do ants like sugar? Do ants like artificial sweeteners too? Kids find out with this great inquiry-based science fair project.
5th grade
Science
Science Project
Water Transport in Plants
Water Transport in Plants
Science Project
Water Transport in Plants
In this science project, learn about water transport in plants and make a beautiful dyed floral arrangement with cohesion, adhesion, and xylem tubes!
3rd grade
Science
Science Project
Color Changing Milk Experiment
Color Changing Milk Experiment
Science Project
Color Changing Milk Experiment
Milk is made of water and fat; but how can you separate the two? Find out in this color changing milk experiment.
2nd grade
Science
Science Project
Butterflies & Elephants
Butterflies & Elephants
Science Project
Butterflies & Elephants
Science fair project that examines the physical features of elephants and butterflies and draws conclusions about their similarities.
Science
Science Project

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!