Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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Greenhouse Effect
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Greenhouse Effect
Learn about the greenhouse effect- and get great science fair experiment ideas. Read more.
Science
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How to Make A Thermometer
How to Make A Thermometer
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How to Make A Thermometer
Kids will learn how to make a thermometer to to explore liquid density in this great science fair project. Which liquids are affected by temperature the most?
2nd grade
Science
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Which Battery Lasts the Longest?
Which Battery Lasts the Longest?
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Which Battery Lasts the Longest?
Which battery lasts the longest? In this science fair project, kids will test popular brand name batteries like Duracell and Energizer against generic brands.
Science
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How to Make a Lemon Battery
How to Make a Lemon Battery
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How to Make a Lemon Battery
For this science fair project, kids will learn how to make a lemon battery. They can conduct this classic experiment using readily available materials.
2nd grade
Science
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Open and Short Circuits
Open and Short Circuits
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Open and Short Circuits
Does "short circuit" mean that electricity takes a short course? This science experiment provides steps to help you get to the bottom of this science mystery.
Science
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Make a Rheostat
Make a Rheostat
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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!
Science
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Hydro-Power
Hydro-Power
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Hydro-Power
Discover the force of water! This article provides step-by-step instructions for creating your own science experiment.
Science
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Electrolysis of Water Experiment
Electrolysis of Water Experiment
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Electrolysis of Water Experiment
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.
Science
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How to Make a Steam Powered Rocket Boat
How to Make a Steam Powered Rocket Boat
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How to Make a Steam Powered Rocket Boat
Kids will learn how to make a steam powered rocket boat, also called a putt putt boat or a pop pop boat, in this great science fair project for 4th graders.
4th grade
Science
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Cooling Fan
Cooling Fan
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Cooling Fan
Science
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How Does Color Affect Drying Time?
How Does Color Affect Drying Time?
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How Does Color Affect Drying Time?
Do your laundry and your science project simultaneously! This science fair project investigates whether the color of a garment affects the time needed to dry.
Science
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Magnets and Temperature: Does the Temperature of a Magnet Affect its Strength?
Magnets and Temperature: Does the Temperature of a Magnet Affect its Strength?
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Magnets and Temperature: Does the Temperature of a Magnet Affect its Strength?
Does the temperature of a magnet affect its strength? Learn about the relationship between magnets and temperature with this cool physics science fair project.
4th grade
Science
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Battery Power
Battery Power
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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.
5th grade
Science
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3D Experiment: Red/Blue Glasses vs. HD Glasses
3D Experiment: Red/Blue Glasses vs. HD Glasses
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3D Experiment: Red/Blue Glasses vs. HD Glasses
In this fun science fair project, draw a 3D picture and compare the holographic effects of red and blue 3D glasses and HD glasses!
Science
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Static Electricity Project
Static Electricity Project
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Static Electricity Project
The goal of this science fair project is to demonstrate different ways to generate static electricity and record its effects.
5th grade
Science
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Golf Science Fair Project: Temperature and Rebound
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Golf Science Fair Project: Temperature and Rebound
The goal of this golf science fair science fair project is to determine whether the temperature of a golf ball affects its elasticity and its rebound.
3rd grade
Science
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Color Rendering Index: The Best Lighting for Makeup
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Color Rendering Index: The Best Lighting for Makeup
Kids learn about the color rendering index by finding the best lightning for makeup in this fun and original physics science fair project idea.
Science
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Centripetal and Centrifugal Force
Centripetal and Centrifugal Force
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Centripetal and Centrifugal Force
What's the difference between centripetal and centrifugal force? Students find out by seeing both in action as they conduct this experiment.
Science
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Bounciness and Deflection
Bounciness and Deflection
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Bounciness and Deflection
This science fair project idea demonstrates the property of bouncing in a fresh new way.
Science
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The Impact of Distance on the Doppler Effect
The Impact of Distance on the Doppler Effect
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The Impact of Distance on the Doppler Effect
What is the Doppler Effect, or the Doppler Shift? The purpose of this science fair project is to determine how distance impacts the Doppler Effect.
Science
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Float
Float
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Float
This science fair project discovers the causes, effects and practical applications of buoyancy and encourages technological advances.
Science
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Static Electricity,The New Flair: Blonde, Redhead or Brunette?
Static Electricity,The New Flair: Blonde, Redhead or Brunette?
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Static Electricity,The New Flair: Blonde, Redhead or Brunette?
The purpose of this science fair experiment is to investigate whether the color of your hair affects how much static electricity is carried.
Science
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Turn Back Time
Turn Back Time
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Turn Back Time
This science fair project idea discovers the mechanism of laminar flow and encourages technological progress based on this concept.
Science
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Supercharged! Which Batteries Last Longest?
Supercharged! Which Batteries Last Longest?
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Supercharged! Which Batteries Last Longest?
This science fair project idea determines which brand of batteries have the longest life.
Science
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Now You See It, Now You Don't: How Age and Sex Affect Our Ability to Perceive Optical Illusions
Now You See It, Now You Don't: How Age and Sex Affect Our Ability to Perceive Optical Illusions
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Now You See It, Now You Don't: How Age and Sex Affect Our Ability to Perceive Optical Illusions
This science fair project idea determines if females or males tend to do better on optical illusion tests and whether certain age groups also do better.
Science
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Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

Our team of professional scientists, science teachers and educational consultants has put together an excellent collection of free physical science projects for kids. These include physics science fair projects, science experiments, and demonstrations that help kids explore the world of classical mechanics, as well as other great physical science topics: our hair-raising magnet and electricity experiments are sure to spark your child's scientific curiosity. Whether you’re looking for science fair project ideas for your child’s upcoming science fair or your little one simply loves conducting physical science experiments, Education.com’s physical science section is a fantastic free resource.