Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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Perpetual Motion Machine
Perpetual Motion Machine
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Perpetual Motion Machine
The goal of this science fair project is to attempt to build a perpetual motion machine and analyze the Laws of Thermodynamics.
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Balloon Rocket Experiment
Balloon Rocket Experiment
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Balloon Rocket Experiment
Kids conduct a cool balloon rocket experiment in this fun science fair project idea. Does a greater volume of air mean a greater distance traveled?
5th grade
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Tensile Strength Test
Tensile Strength Test
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Tensile Strength Test
In this science experiment, do tensile strength test on fishing line, a strand of hair, a rubber band, and any other materials you're curious about!
5th grade
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Changing the Period of a Pendulum
Changing the Period of a Pendulum
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Changing the Period of a Pendulum
Is it amplitude? Weight? Length of string? Kids will discover what factors changing the period of a pendulum depends on in this fun and easy physics experiment.
4th grade
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Bouncing Ball Physics: What is Elasticity?
Bouncing Ball Physics: What is Elasticity?
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Bouncing Ball Physics: What is Elasticity?
What is elasticity? Students will investigate how this concept applies to bouncing ball physics by testing the bounces of balls made out of different materials.
3rd grade
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Microwave Candy: Do Some Colors of M&Ms Melt Faster than Others?
Microwave Candy: Do Some Colors of M&Ms Melt Faster than Others?
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Microwave Candy: Do Some Colors of M&Ms Melt Faster than Others?
The goal of this fun science fair project idea is to microwave candy and investigate: do some colors of M&Ms melt faster than others?
1st grade
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Heat Capacity of Water vs. Heat Capacity of Oil
Heat Capacity of Water vs. Heat Capacity of Oil
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Heat Capacity of Water vs. Heat Capacity of Oil
Students pit the heat capacity of water against the heat capacity of oil while looking at the effects of dipole rotation in this cool science fair project idea.
5th grade
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Reynolds Number: Laminar and Turbulent Flow
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Reynolds Number: Laminar and Turbulent Flow
Do thick liquids flow faster than thin liquids? Examine water and syrup's viscosity and inertia to learn about the Reynolds Number, laminar and turbulent flow.
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The Best Stain Remover for Clothes: Testing Laundry Stain Removal
The Best Stain Remover for Clothes: Testing Laundry Stain Removal
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The Best Stain Remover for Clothes: Testing Laundry Stain Removal
What is the best stain remover for clothes? In this fun and easy science fair project idea, students will identify the best method for laundry stain removal.
4th grade
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Microwaving Liquids: Dielectric Heating
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Microwaving Liquids: Dielectric Heating
Explore how dielectric heating comes into play when microwaving various liquids in this science project. This test will help you understand how microwaves work!
4th grade
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Magic with Magnets
Magic with Magnets
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Magic with Magnets
The goal of this science fair project is to demonstrate magnetic forces of attraction and repulsion using a magnet and everyday objects.
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Color and Heat Absorption
Color and Heat Absorption
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Color and Heat Absorption
The objective of this science fair project is to observe the differences in heat absorption for darker colors vs. lighter colors.
3rd grade
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Principles of Air Pressure
Principles of Air Pressure
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Principles of Air Pressure
The objective of this science fair project is to examine the basic principles of air pressure using simple materials like a balloon, straw and string.
4th grade
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Soccer Physics: Does the Amount of Air Inside the Ball Affect How Far It Goes?
Soccer Physics: Does the Amount of Air Inside the Ball Affect How Far It Goes?
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Soccer Physics: Does the Amount of Air Inside the Ball Affect How Far It Goes?
The purpose of this science project is to determine whether the amount of air in a soccer ball affects how far it goes when kicked.
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Layered Liquids (A Study in Density)
Layered Liquids (A Study in Density)
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Layered Liquids (A Study in Density)
This science fair project idea examines liquids of different densities.
4th grade
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Microwave Madness
Microwave Madness
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Microwave Madness
This science project idea examines the effect of microwaving on various objects.
4th grade
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Balancing Act: How does Gravity Affect Balance?
Balancing Act: How does Gravity Affect Balance?
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Balancing Act: How does Gravity Affect Balance?
The objective of this science fair project is to experiment with balancing everyday objects and observing the the effects of gravity on materials.
5th grade
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Match Rocket
Match Rocket
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Match Rocket
Demonstrate the principle of jet propulsion in this science fair project by building a rocket from household materials.
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All About Air Pressure
All About Air Pressure
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All About Air Pressure
The goal of this science fair experiment is to demonstrate the effects of air pressure on objects and analyze applications of air pressure principles.
3rd grade
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The Ultimate Rollercoaster
The Ultimate Rollercoaster
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The Ultimate Rollercoaster
The objective of this science fair project is to observe the properties of friction and apply this knowledge to search for a near-frictionless surface.
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Doing Forensics with Paper Chromatography!
Doing Forensics with Paper Chromatography!
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Doing Forensics with Paper Chromatography!
This science fair project uses paper chromatography to investigate whether black, brown, orange, and purple are pure colors or mixtures of other colors.
4th grade
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Mirrors and Reflection of Light
Mirrors and Reflection of Light
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Mirrors and Reflection of Light
This science fair project demonstrates the principles of reflection through simple experiments involving mirrors and light.
5th grade
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Fragile! Handle with Care! This Side Up!
Fragile! Handle with Care! This Side Up!
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Fragile! Handle with Care! This Side Up!
The scientific purpose of this experiment is to investigate which material is the best packaging for fragile items during shipping.
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Does Your Tap Water Have Salt in It?
Does Your Tap Water Have Salt in It?
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Does Your Tap Water Have Salt in It?
This science project challenges students to study the salt content in tap water and learn about electrochemistry.
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Lighten Up! How Light Affects Photograph Quality
Lighten Up! How Light Affects Photograph Quality
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Lighten Up! How Light Affects Photograph Quality
This science fair project investigates which type of light bulbs are the best at producing flattering photographs in both flash and non-flash conditions.
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.