A collection of articles focusing on science projects appropriate for K-12 students. Included are earth science projects, physics science projects, biology science projects, electricity science projects, elementary science projects, high school science projects, science fair projects and more.
Preparing Your Child for School: Science
It’s possible to prepare your child well for school science experiences without specialized equipment or curriculum. Find tips on how to prepare your child to start thinking scientifically before they start school in this article.
Science Projects Overview
Science projects can be fun, simple, educational, and completed for science class, science fairs, or just for fun. This article is an overview on the basics of science projects. Keep reading for more on science projects.
Astronomy Solar System
This article has information on science projects that focus on astronomy and solar systems and tips for all ages. Science project ideas for grades 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12 in the areas of astronomy and solar systems are included.
Make a Model Solar System Science Project
This article gives instructions for making a model solar system science project. It includes two approaches: one simple and one to scale. Suggested extensions are also included. Keep reading for more hints on making a model solar system.
Presenting a Science Project
This article presents tips for presenting a science project. A science project can often be presented in multiple ways, and even if the project directions suggest one, you may be able to modify it if another approach is better suited to your purposes.
Physics Science Projects
Physics science projects may focus on acoustics, astronomy, electromagnetism, mechanics, meteorology, and optics. This article has information and ideas for physics science projects in these areas, plus ideas for presentation and extensions.
Make a Compass Science Project
This article has information on how to make a compass science project, including the materials needed and directions. Keep reading for instructions for three different ways to make a compass for your science fair project.
Ecosystems and Environment Science Projects
This article has science project ideas for ecosystems and environment science projects for grades 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Projects include describing and analyzing ecosystems and environments.
Make a Magnet Science Project
This article has information and instructions on how to make two different magnet science projects. This project presents two approaches to making a magnet, first, using a very strong magnet and the second, using a battery.
Forms of Matter and Chemistry
This article has information on science projects relating to forms of matter and chemistry. Here are several adaptable matter and chemistry science projects ideas for student groups of 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade.
Human Body, Health, and Nutrition
This article contains information on human body, health, and nutrition science projects. Keep reading to find human body, health, and nutrition science project ideas for 1st - 4th grade, 5th - 8th grade, and 9th - 12th grade students.
Make a Volcano Science Project
This article has information on how to make a volcano science project, including what materials are needed and directions on three different ways to make a volcano, including constructing the body and making it erupt.
Earth Science Projects
This group of earth science projects are based on a broad definition of earth science, which includes other areas besides geology, including bodies of water--both limnology (the study of fresh water) and oceanography--rocks and minerals, and soil science.
Science Projects: Sound
Are you looking for ideas for a science project on sound? This article has information and ideas for sound science projects for students in 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade.
Science Projects: Water and the Oceans
This article has information on science projects involving water and the oceans. Ideas for water and the oceans science projects are offered for 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grades.
Make Salt Crystals Science Project
This article has information on how to make a salt crystals as a science project. You will also find an second project on how to make sugar crystals. Doing both allows comparison of the salt crystal science project and the sugar crystal science project.
Magnets, Electricity, and Energy
This article has information on science projects involving magnets, electricity, and energy. The article includes suggestions for magnet, electricity, and energy for 1st-4th grades, 5th-8th grades, and 9th-12th grades.
Meteorology Science Projects
This article contains information on meteorology science projects. These projects can be used as part of a public school, private school, or homeschool curriculum, or to create a meteorology science projects for your next science fair.
Science Projects: Light and Optics
This light and optics science project article is focuses on this subset of physics science projects. You'll find information on science projects involving light and optics for 1st-4th grades, 5th-8th grades, and 9th-12th grades.
Biology Science Projects
This article contains information and ideas for biology science projects including Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Forensic Science, and Zoology. Keep reading for more on biology science projects or for use in science fairs.
Make a Sundial Science Project
This article has information and instructions on how to make a sundial science project in two different ways. Keep reading for ideas and directions on how to make two sundial science projects. These sundial projects may be used for science fairs.
Cells, Heredity, and Genetics
This article has information about science projects on cells, heredity, and genetics. These science project ideas are for 1st-4st grades, 5th-8th grades, and 9th-12th grades. Keep reading for more on cells, heredity, and genetics.
High School Science Projects
Preparing high school science projects is different from preparing elementary science projects or middle school science projects. Read this article to find out how high school students can prepare to create an effective high school science project.
Force, Motion, Simple Machines
This article, one of a set on physics science projects, has information and ideas for force, motion, and simple machine science fair projects. Science project tips are offered by grade levels, including 1st-4th grades, 5th-8th grades, and 9th-12th grades.
Engineering Science Projects
This article has information, ideas, and tips on creating engineering science projects. These engineering science project ideas can be used for public schools, private schools, homeschools, or science fair presentations.
What Makes a Good Science Project?
What makes a good science project? This article has information to help you make the best science project you can. Keep reading for tips and ideas about what makes a good science project, then use them for your next science fair.
Science Projects: Weather and Climate
This article has information on weather and climate science projects. Keep reading for tips and ideas for 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade science projects on weather and climate.
Windmill Science Project
This windmill science project article contains instructions for building a windmill science project from Tinkertoys™and information on a number of extensions to expand students' understanding of how windmills work.
Earth Science and Natural Resources Science Projec
This article contains ideas for science projects about Earth Science and natural resources. Project ideas can be used for 1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade students looking for an Earch Science project for a science fair.
Science Projects: Animals and Zoology
This article has information and ideas for science projects involving animals and zoology for elementary students, middle school, and high school students. Consider these animal and zoology projects for your next science fair.
Plant Science Projects
This article has information and ideas for plant and botany science projects designed for grades 1 through 12. These science projects may be modified or extended to meet particular classroom needs and/or science fair regulations.
Time and Seasons Science Projects
This article contains many ideas for science projects on day and night, time, and the seasons. The time and seasons science projects are categorized by grade levels (1st-4th grade, 5th-8th grade, and 9th-12 grade) and may be modified.
Precipitation Science Project
If you are interested in weather and climate you may have fun with this precipitation science project. This article provides information and ideas for building a rain gauge and suggestions and extenstions for doing explorations using the gauge.
Climate Study Science Project
This climate study science project includes two ways to study the greenhouse effect: one easier and one more advanced. The article provides information and instructions and extension ideas for adapting the climate study project for greater depth of understanding.
Electromagnetism Science Project
This electromagnetism science project article offers instructions on how to build electromagnets, including a list of materials and step-by-step instructions on how to build an electromagnetism science project for your next science fair.
Telegraph Science Project
This telegraph science project article provides information on how a telegraph works, step-by-step directions on how to build a telegraph, and a Morse code chart with instructions on how to use Morse code on your telegraph project.
Chemistry Science Projects
This article has information, instruction, and tips on making a chemistry science project. These chemistry projects can be adapted for use in private school, public school, or homeschool settings and used as chemistry science fair projects.
In this homeschool science article, you can learn about how to find the national science standards. Get the basics on different areas of science including physical science, earth science, space science, and life science, as well as the history and nature of science and an understanding of science as inquiry.