Science Fair Project Idea Lists
Looking for other ways to find good ideas for science fair projects? Check out these lists of science projects!
Easy Science Fair Projects
Explore the exciting world of science with an easy science fair project that you can do at home using simple materials. Any one of these easy project ideas will teach you important scientific concepts and help you have fun while learning. An easy science fair project is a great way to introduce the wonders of science to kids and adults alike!
Changing the Color of Flowers
Baking Soda Volcano
Egg in Vinegar
Color of Skittles Experiment
Jumping Rice Krispies
Mixing Colors of Light
Camouflage and Hide
Light and Dark on Seed Germination
Make a Parachute
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The Top 10 Best Science Fair Projects
To find the best science fair project for you, we've picked the best science projects from 10 different science categories, all with very interesting topics. If you're looking for more science projects at another difficulty level or topic, you can explore science fair project ideas by grade level at the top of this page!
Jet Lag in Hamsters (circadian rhythm, Biology science fair project)
Egg with Vinegar (acid-base reaction, Chemistry science fair project)
Galileo's Inclined Plane Experiment (acceleration, Physics science fair project)
Plant's Favorite Color for Photosynthesis (Photosynthesis, Botany science fair project)
Color and Taste (color perception, Psychology science fair project)
Does Dog Saliva Kill Bacteria? (antibacterial, Microbiology science fair project)
Decomposing Plastic Spoons (biodegradable materials, Environmental Science science fair project)
Super Hero Egg Shells (structural engineering, Engineering science fair project)
Music Math: Playing Notes with Equations (music, Math science fair project)
Temperature's Effect on Seawater (climate change, Earth Science science fair project)
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Cool Science Fair Projects
Get ready to be amazed by super cool science projects that you can do right at home! With just a few simple things, you can be fascinated by science and have tons of fun with these cool science projects!
Explosive Elephant Toothpaste
Egg in Vinegar
Electrifying Lemon Battery
Making Oobleck: Liquid or Solid?
Egg Drop Project
Colors of Skittles Experiment
Cloud in a Bottle
Baking Soda Volcano
Egg in a Bottle
Project details and more cool science projects at Popular Science Fair Projects →
One-Day Science Fair Project Ideas
Quick experiments can be a great option for a science fair project. In this list, we've highlighted one-day science fair project ideas for elementary school (easy), middle school (medium), or high school (hard). These experiments are fast and easy to do, but the science topic packs a punch!
Acid-base reactions: Mixing acids with bases quickly makes carbon dioxide gas!
Chromatography reactions: Separating out colors as liquid moves through the paper!
Heat reactions: Heat speeds things up!
Project details at Quick Science Fair Projects →
Testable Questions for Science Projects
A testable question is a question that we can answer through a science experiment. To do this, we do a control experiment, then we change one thing in the experiment to see how it affects what happens. This is how we can discover the answer to our question!
What makes a cloud form?
Can drink and food taste different just by changing its color?
Does the color of light affect photosynthesis?
Does temperature affect seed sprouting?
What makes popcorn pop?
More testable questions with their science projects →
Science Fair Project FAQ
What are some hands-on ways to find inspiration for my science fair project?
Science museums are great places to explore if you're looking for inspiration for your next science fair project or just want to learn more about science. Science museums, natural history museums, space museums, and discovery museums are all great places to do that! You can discover all sorts of interesting things about science and find cool project ideas for science fairs.
Don't worry about how much it costs to get into the science museum, as there may be free admission days or free passes to a science museum near you! Check your credit card for offers, your local library for free museum passes, and nearby science museums for free entrance days.
So what are you waiting for? Find a science museum near you and prepare to be awed by all that you can learn there! I always learn something new and am inspired whenever I go to a science museum!
Look around and observe
Do you know how scientists start their cool projects? They often look around and notice things that are interesting or make them curious. Then they start doing an experiment! You can do the same! Look around your school, home, or community. Is there anything that catches your attention and makes you curious? Maybe you notice something interesting or a problem that people are facing. This could be a great starting point for your science fair project!
Try an Easy Science Project!
These science projects are easy and fun to do. You may discover a simple experiment that sparks your interest and inspires you to do more experiments, turning it into a science fair project! Check them out at Easy Science Fair Projects →
How do I start a science fair project?
No matter if you're in high school, elementary or middle school, science fair projects are a fun and unique way to discover science by asking a question and doing a science project. We'll help you find a science fair project idea and guide you through the process of doing and presenting your science fair project with Science Fair Coach's Science Fair Project Guide.
What should I do after I have a science fair project idea?
If you have a science fair project idea, Science Fair Coach can help you turn it into a full science fair project! Starting at Science Fair Coach's Guide to the Scientific Method, we'll guide you through every step of the scientific method, from designing and conducting your experiment to collecting and analyzing your findings. Then, we'll help you showcase your results on a science fair board for others to learn from and enjoy.
How do I make a science fair board?
Your science fair board is where you show off your science fair project for everyone to see and learn from. With Science Fair Coach's step-by-step guide, you can make sure your science fair board stands out and impresses at the science fair!
Where can I find a science fair competition?
Science fair competitions are an excellent opportunity to explore science. One of the of the premier science advocacy organizations, the Society for Science, is associated with more than 400 science fair competitions in almost every US state, as well as over 70 other countries, regions, and territories. You can find out if there's a Society of Science affiliated science fair near you!
The The WWW Virtual Library: Science Fairs website also has a collection of science fairs from all over the world, as well as national, state, regional, local, and virtual competitions!