Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

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The Science of Sleep: Testing Dream Recall
The Science of Sleep: Testing Dream Recall
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The Science of Sleep: Testing Dream Recall
This experiment explores the question of whether age and/or gender play a role in people's ability to remember dreams.
Science
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How do Culverts Affect Plant Growth in Streams?
How do Culverts Affect Plant Growth in Streams?
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How do Culverts Affect Plant Growth in Streams?
Culverts transport seeds away from their original location to different places. This science project examines the effect of culverts on plant growth in streams.
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How Do Different Materials Affect Air Resistance?
How Do Different Materials Affect Air Resistance?
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How Do Different Materials Affect Air Resistance?
Air resistance is a crucial factor when designing a parachute. In this science fair project, students find what type of material works best as a parachute.
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Melting Styrofoam with Nail Polish Remover: the Separation of Polymers
Melting Styrofoam with Nail Polish Remover: the Separation of Polymers
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Melting Styrofoam with Nail Polish Remover: the Separation of Polymers
This experiment will demonstrate the separation of polymers by melting Styrofoam cups with nail polish remover.
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Turning Hand Warmers into Hot Ice Sculpture
Turning Hand Warmers into Hot Ice Sculpture
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Turning Hand Warmers into Hot Ice Sculpture
This experiment provides a graphic illustration of the chemical reaction that occurs when you activate a hand warmer.
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Laser Jet Toner: a Magnetic Fluid
Laser Jet Toner: a Magnetic Fluid
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Laser Jet Toner: a Magnetic Fluid
In this experiment, you experiment with laser jet toner, a magnetic fluid, as it moves, bubbles, and forms unique shapes.
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Determining the Ages of Trees
Determining the Ages of Trees
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Determining the Ages of Trees
This project determines the age of a tree using a growth factor chart instead of cutting the tree down to count the rings in its base.
5th grade
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Are Insects Attracted to Heat or Light?
Are Insects Attracted to Heat or Light?
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Are Insects Attracted to Heat or Light?
Wonder why bugs always fly around your lights at night? This experiment determines whether insects are attracted to the heat or the light.
5th grade
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Making Glass Invisible
Making Glass Invisible
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Making Glass Invisible
Glass is see-through, but usually you can still see that it is there. In this experiment, we use baby oil to make glass go completely invisible.
5th grade
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Does Storage Temperature Affect Orange Juice's Acidity?
Does Storage Temperature Affect Orange Juice's Acidity?
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Does Storage Temperature Affect Orange Juice's Acidity?
This experiment examines whether storing your orange juice at different temperatures affects its acidity.
5th grade
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Fireproofing a Balloon
Fireproofing a Balloon
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Fireproofing a Balloon
If you hold a fire up to a balloon, it pops instantly. What if you could prevent this from happening? In this project, we do just that.
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Hydroponics vs. Soil: Which Is Faster?
Hydroponics vs. Soil: Which Is Faster?
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Hydroponics vs. Soil: Which Is Faster?
In this science fair project, students determine whether a bean plant grows faster and taller using a traditional soil planting method or hydroponic method.
Science
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Demonstrating the Separation of Mixtures
Demonstrating the Separation of Mixtures
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Demonstrating the Separation of Mixtures
In this experiment, recycled objects are separated to demonstrate how mixtures are made and the variance in the physical properties of their ingredients.
Science
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Do Men and Women Really See Things Differently?
Do Men and Women Really See Things Differently?
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Do Men and Women Really See Things Differently?
Evaluate gender differences in processing visual information.
Social studies
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Descriptive Reduction Exercise
Descriptive Reduction Exercise
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Descriptive Reduction Exercise
This interactive project invites science fair-goers to participate in examination and recording to demonstrate the importance of firsthand observation.
Social studies
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What Makes Ice Melt Faster?
What Makes Ice Melt Faster?
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What Makes Ice Melt Faster?
This science fair project explores how salt and sugar affect the melting rate of ice in water.
Science
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Effect of Magnetism on Regeneration
Effect of Magnetism on Regeneration
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Effect of Magnetism on Regeneration
This experiment will explore if magnetism has any effect on the regeneration abilities of flatworms.
Science
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Are Frequent Facebook Users Less or More Lonely?
Are Frequent Facebook Users Less or More Lonely?
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Are Frequent Facebook Users Less or More Lonely?
This project examines whether people who are frequent users of Facebook feel less or more lonely than infrequent Facebook-users.
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17: The Most Popular Random Number
17: The Most Popular Random Number
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17: The Most Popular Random Number
This project explores whether people's choice of a "random" number is not as random as it seems.
4th grade
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Hydrophobic Sand
Hydrophobic Sand
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Hydrophobic Sand
In this experiment we use Scotch Guard to make sand that resists water.
Science
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Do Screen and Text Color Affect Retention?
Do Screen and Text Color Affect Retention?
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Do Screen and Text Color Affect Retention?
This project examines if computer screen and text color affect retention and if people subconsciously prefer combinations of colors that help their retention.
4th grade
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Koch Snowflakes
Koch Snowflakes
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Koch Snowflakes
This experiment will explore the possibility of creating an infinite object by hand.
Science
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Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance
Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance
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Kepler's 3rd Law: Orbital Period vs. Distance
This fun science fair project for 8th grade demonstrates what Kepler's 3rd law predicts about a planet's orbital period and its distance from the sun.
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Evaluating the Primacy Effect
Evaluating the Primacy Effect
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Evaluating the Primacy Effect
This experiment investigates whether the primacy effect is observed more frequently in specific populations of people.
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Are Red Apples Sweeter Than Green Apples?
Are Red Apples Sweeter Than Green Apples?
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Are Red Apples Sweeter Than Green Apples?
Are red apples really sweeter than green apples? The objective of this science fair project is to test the theory with quantitative evidence.
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Middle School Science Fair Project Ideas

Great selection of middle school science fair project ideas. These science fair projects can help you find middle school level ideas for your science fair.