Physical Science Projects & Project Ideas

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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating A Certain Area?
How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating A Certain Area?
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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating A Certain Area?
This science fair project idea lets you can create your own Faraday Cage!
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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating a certain area?
How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating a certain area?
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How Can You Stop Electromagnetic Radiation From Penetrating a certain area?
This science fair project idea teaches Gauss' law and its implications and calculates and comprehends the flow of electrical charges in a Faraday Cage.
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Radio Waves, It's In The Air: Build A Basic Radio
Radio Waves, It's In The Air: Build A Basic Radio
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Radio Waves, It's In The Air: Build A Basic Radio
The purpose of this science fair project is to build a basic radio.
5th grade
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Connecting Batteries in Series
Connecting Batteries in Series
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Connecting Batteries in Series
This cool electricity project teaches kids how connecting batteries in series vs. parallel circuits can contribute to different levels of voltage and amperage.
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The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
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The Answer is Blowing in the Wind
Wind is an important source of renewable, green energy. The purpose of this science fair project is to build and operate a windmill generator.
5th grade
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How A Kazoo Makes Sounds
How A Kazoo Makes Sounds
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How A Kazoo Makes Sounds
How does a kazoo, the strings of a guitar, or the speaker of a radio make sound? The purpose of this science fair project is to show how vibration makes sound.
2nd grade
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Thermal Conductivity of Metals: Which Metal Is the Best Conductor of Heat?
Thermal Conductivity of Metals: Which Metal Is the Best Conductor of Heat?
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Thermal Conductivity of Metals: Which Metal Is the Best Conductor of Heat?
Students will investigate the thermal conductivity of metals by learning how to measure thermal conductivity with this fun and easy science fair project idea.
4th grade
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Does Ultraviolet (UV) Light Pass through Some Colors More than Others?
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Does Ultraviolet (UV) Light Pass through Some Colors More than Others?
The purpose of this science fair project is to explore whether UV light passes through some colors and not others by looking at blue, red, purple, and clear.
2nd grade
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Inverse Square Law: How Does Distance Affect the Spreading of Light?
Inverse Square Law: How Does Distance Affect the Spreading of Light?
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Inverse Square Law: How Does Distance Affect the Spreading of Light?
How does distance affect the spreading of light? Kids see diffraction and the inverse square law of light in action with this great science fair project idea.
4th grade
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Plane Mirror Reflection Experiment
Plane Mirror Reflection Experiment
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Plane Mirror Reflection Experiment
In this cool physics experiment, use double plane mirrors at various angles to learn about light reflection. Then, see if you can solve a puzzling problem!
5th grade
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How to Make a Rubber Band Car
How to Make a Rubber Band Car
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How to Make a Rubber Band Car
Kids get step-by-step instructions for how to make a rubber band car and explore the physics of potential energy with this fun engineering science fair project.
5th grade
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What Is a Compound Microscope?
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What Is a Compound Microscope?
What is a compound microscope? Kids find out by making one of their own in this cool science fair project.
3rd grade
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Inverted Images
Inverted Images
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Inverted Images
Learn about magnifying glasses, concave lenses and inverted images by sending rays of light through a magnifying glass in this cool science fair project!
4th grade
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Baseball Science Fair Project: Center of Percussion
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Baseball Science Fair Project: Center of Percussion
This baseball science fair project explores the concept of an object's center of percussion to determine if the "sweet spot" has a scientific basis.
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Temperature, Air Humidity and Static Electricity
Temperature, Air Humidity and Static Electricity
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Temperature, Air Humidity and Static Electricity
What's the relationship between temperature, air humidity and static electricity? Kids will find out with this free static electricity science fair project.
4th grade
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Does Electricity Move Better through Thick Wires or Thin Ones?
Does Electricity Move Better through Thick Wires or Thin Ones?
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Does Electricity Move Better through Thick Wires or Thin Ones?
Does electricity move better through thick wires or thin ones? kids will conduct this classic electricity experiment for this science fair project.
5th grade
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Magnet Experiment: Are Two Magnets Twice as Strong as One?
Magnet Experiment: Are Two Magnets Twice as Strong as One?
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Magnet Experiment: Are Two Magnets Twice as Strong as One?
In this cool science experiment, learn about magnetism and poles, and test magnet strength to find out if two magnets are twice as strong as one.
2nd grade
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Magnet Science Fair Project: How to Measure the Strength of a Magnet
Magnet Science Fair Project: How to Measure the Strength of a Magnet
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Magnet Science Fair Project: How to Measure the Strength of a Magnet
Can a toy car determine the strength of a magnet? In this cool magnet science fair project, young scientists will learn how to measure the strength of a magnet.
3rd grade
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Show the Direction of Magnetic Field Lines
Show the Direction of Magnetic Field Lines
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Show the Direction of Magnetic Field Lines
Kids will learn how to show the direction of magnetic field lines and create a permanent model using iron filings in this great science fair project idea.
2nd grade
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The Single Fixed Pulley System
The Single Fixed Pulley System
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The Single Fixed Pulley System
Kids construct a single fixed pulley system to learn how pulleys can make work easier in this cool physics and engineering science fair project idea.
2nd grade
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A Single Movable Pulley and Mechanical Advantage
A Single Movable Pulley and Mechanical Advantage
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A Single Movable Pulley and Mechanical Advantage
Kids explore how a single movable pulley can confer a mechanical advantage over a fixed pulley in this cool engineering science fair project for 2nd grade.
4th grade
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How to Make Gears
How to Make Gears
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How to Make Gears
In this science fair project, learn how to make gears and find out why they transmit torques in predictable ways.
5th grade
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Sink or Swim: Calculating Density of Fruits and Vegetables
Sink or Swim: Calculating Density of Fruits and Vegetables
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Sink or Swim: Calculating Density of Fruits and Vegetables
Sink or swim? Calculate the density of various fruits and vegetables using water and a kitchen scale.
5th grade
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How Does a Compass Work?
How Does a Compass Work?
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How Does a Compass Work?
How does a compass work? What's a magnetic field? Kids will build their own compass at home to find the answers in this great science fair project idea.
3rd grade
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Magnetic Field Strength vs. Distance
Magnetic Field Strength vs. Distance
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Magnetic Field Strength vs. Distance
How can we describe the relationship of magnetic field strength vs. distance? Kids will find out with this free science fair project idea.
2nd grade
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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.