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10 Best Science Project Ideas

Best Science Project ideas recommended for 2008-2009 school year

A group of project advisors at identified the 10 best science projects for the school year 2005-2006. Not surprisingly, most of these projects are related to energy, environment and health. Selections are based on the educational value, attractiveness, versatility and availability of materials and equipment or kits. The 10 best projects are listed below:

Air Battery/ Saltwater Battery

In this project you will experiment making electricity using a revolutionary method. You may call this air battery because it uses the oxygen from the air. You may also call it salt water battery because it uses a solution of salt water as electrolyte. 

The electricity you produce can be high enough to light up a light bulb. You can extend the power by adding oxygen. 

You can also perform experiments to see how does the amount of salt, the amount of oxygen, or the size of electrodes affect the amount of electricity or the battery life. Write your results in a table and use them to draw a graph. Recommended for ages 11 to 18. This is an experimental (investigatory) project. [See More Details

Wooden Generator

In this project you will experiment making electricity by spinning a magnet inside a wire coil. This is the principle of electric generators. Make all parts using wood; only the magnet and wire will be non-wooden material. 

The electricity you produce can be high enough to light up a light bulb; however, it will just flicker if you spin the magnet by hand.

You can also perform experiments to see how does the number of wire loops or the diameter of wire affect the amount of electricity it produces. This is an experimental (investigatory) project. Recommended for ages 13 to 18.[See More Details]

Fruit Battery
(Make Electricity From Fruits)

Even fruits can make electricity and if you be lucky, you may even get enough electricity to light up a light bulb. The electricity produced by fruits can easily be measured using a multi-meter. In this project you compare different fruits for the amount of electricity they can produce. Find out if sour taste and acidity of fruits can contribute to the production of electricity. 

This project is a safe version of other battery projects that use corrosive chemicals.

The electricity from fruits is important because it also indicates the concentration of minerals available in fruits. You can also use this method to compare the quality of different potatoes or different oranges. This is an experimental (investigatory) project. 
Recommended for ages 10 to 16. [See More Details]

Make a DNA Model

DNA is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions specifying the biological development of all cellular forms of life. By changing parts of DNA, scientists are able to produce plants, animals and other live organisms with new properties and abilities. Genetically modified crops and genetically modified fruits are widely known and used.

For students who like biology and want to understand the structure of DNA, making a DNA model can be an exiting display project with special learning benefits.

A model can simply be made using foam balls. This can be a complete display project or an addition to any DNA related project. [See More Details]

Starch test kit

Starch test has been the most versatile science project in the past few years. Students can modify it and make totally new projects that are all based on starch test. Some variations of starch test program are:

  1. Test apple maturity.
  2. The effect of sunlight on production of starch on plants.
  3. Effect of enzymes on starch
In a basic starch test project you test different foods, fruits or products for presence of starch. Find out how widely the starch is used in different industries. You may expand the starch test topic to many new project ideas. For example you may research the effect of sunlight in production of starch or the effect of enzymes on starch. Determination of starch in foods is important due to dietary concerns of many people who are on a low starch/ low sugar diet. This is an experimental (investigatory) project. 
Recommended for ages 10 to 16. [See More Details]

Air propulsion Motor Boats

(Simple Electric Circuit)

Combine the joy and excitement of mechanical toys with your science project by constructing an air propelled motor boat. This is also a good way of learning about  simple electric circuits. Your boat will have a battery, a switch and a motor with propeller. This can be used as a science project related to electricity, force or floatation. This idea is good for a display project, an engineering project and an experimental (investigatory) project.

Finally you can make a vehicle that can drive both on land and in water. To do that simply attach the wheels to the sides of the boat.

With your kit you may also receive four sheaves that may be used as wheels. Sheaves are almost like the ring in a bicycle; they are just missing the tiers. Students often use sheaves to make pulleys as a part of a simple machine project.

The Gauss Rifle

The Gauss Rifle also known as the Gaussian gun is a very simple experiment that uses a magnetic chain reaction to launch a steel marble at a target at high speed. This educational and amusing project is very simple to build (it only takes a few minutes), is is very simple to understand and explain, and yet fascinating to watch and to use.
When the gauss rifle fires, it will happen too fast to see. The ball on the right will shoot away from the gun, and hit the target with considerable force. Our one foot long version is designed so the speed is not enough to hurt someone, and you can use your hand or foot as a target.

Solar Car

MiniScience's Solar Racer activity introduces students to alternative energy concepts while incorporating problem solving, design and modeling. In addition, students will experience using hand tools as they construct their solar vehicle.

Students can explore:

  • Propulsion types and drive concepts
  • Basic soldering techniques and electronic concepts
  • Alternative energies like solar power
The federal government has encouraged alternative forms of transportation due to a limited supply of oil and increasing environmental pollution. Solar cars are just one of many transportation concepts emerging. Solar cars use solar cell panels instead of gasoline as the fuel. As a result, exhaust fumes and oil consumption are eliminated.

The solar cell panel generates an electrical charge that is stored in a battery and used to provide energy as the vehicle is driven. The lighter the vehicle, the less energy used and the farther the vehicle will travel. In cloudy days, or at night, energy can be drawn from reserve batteries. In the future, charge stations will be located on the road sides for quick battery charging.


Pulley Motor Car

Design ideas

This page provides some pictures and ideas on how a pulley motor car may be constructed. It is not meant to serve as a step-by-step recipe or assembly instructions. You may use these ideas to complete your own design and construct your own model of pulley motor car. Some pictures may show parts that are different in shape, size or color from what you may have in your kit.


Pulley motor car is an electric car using pulleys to transfer the mechanical energy from the motor to the wheels. MiniScience's Pulley Car activity introduces students to compound machines and simple machines including pulley, wheel and axle while incorporating problem solving, mechanical design and modeling. In addition, students will experience using hand tools as they construct their Pulley Motor Car.


An electromagnet is by far the most important electrical structure that exists in almost all electronic devices. Most of today's Radios, televisions, door bells, telephones, telegraphs and computers could not exist without electromagnets. 

In an electromagnet project, you may make some of the simple devices that use electromagnet; however the most important electromagnet projects study the strength of electromagnet. There is an electromagnet kit available at; however, many students may just purchase the magnet wire (27 AWG) and find other material (nail, battery,..) at home.

Four other projects in this group are:

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The word “science“ comes from a Latin word scientica, which means knowledge. 
Its present use is for systematic and exact knowledge.

Need a good science project for an upcoming Science Fair?  You have come to the right place!  A Science Fair can be a very exciting, stimulating, and stressful event.  In order to save you some stress and anxiousness at your next Science Fair, we provide step-by-step instructions on the Science Fair Project process. is the world’s largest website for science fair project ideas, information and support.  This is a great site to help students get started and run a science fair project.  If you need some hints on what makes a really great science fair project, follow the tips provided here first.  Our website has the resources, information, and expert help you will need in order to have one of the best science projects at your next Science Fair.  Before you start a project, you should study and understand how to do a science fair project .  After making your selection on the topic of choice for your project, you must identify variables, write a hypothesis, design your experiment, conclude experiment results, and write a summary.  Follow this guide on how to do a science fair project.  Once a member of, you will have access to many resources that will be very useful to you for you Science Fair.  Expert advice and information on such topics as: What are dependent and independent variables? ; How to do analysis and discussion; how to write an abstract; how to make a display board for the Science Fair; and how to write a science report, are a few examples of the benefits of being a ScienceProject member.  You will even have the advantage of choosing projects from an extended list that contains a variety of wonderful science projects! 

Best of the web in Science, for students and teachers

Search for a project is where you can get support and more details for your project. is where you can find science kits and material for all of your projects or just get an idea for a science fair project.

 This page contains about 600 project idea that can be used by students of all ages.
Enjoy it and have fun.
Primary Projects
Elementary Projects
Intermediate Projects
Senior Projects (Biology, Engineering, Physical Science, Earth Science / Meteorology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Chemistry)

Primary Projects
(Grades 1 - 4)

The following are display type projects suitable for beginners. Students should be encouraged to make personal observations rather than taking material out of a book or magazine.
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Make a Volcano Model
Make a Magnet
Design and Make A Model Arm 
Make A Bird House
Insect Collection Display
Human Eye / Vision Research
Food Values 
Make A Compass
Habitat Studies 
Make Salt Crystals
How a Tooth Decays 
Make Sugar Crystals
How Plants Reproduce 
Draw A Magnetic Field
The Solar System 
Parts of a Horse (Display)
Parts of Birds (Display) 
Do Plants Grow Toward Light?
A Secret Letter with Invisible Ink 
What is needed for fire to start?
The Sun, Moon and Earth (Make Model)
The Human Heart, Make Display and Working Model
Carbon Dioxide and Man 
How Do You Test If The Egg Is Cooked?
Best Packaging for an Egg
Make A Simple Electric Circuit
What Battery Last Longest?
Do Detergent Work Best In Cold or Hot Water?
What causes the milk to spoil?
Make Yogurt
Which freezes faster? Water or Salt Water?
Which freezes faster? Water or Sugar Water?
What makes plants grow upward? Light or Gravity?
What is the effect of salt water on a plants growth?
What is the effect of sugar water on a plants growth?
What is the effect of vinegar on plants?
What color light is best for a plants growth?
What factors affect the evaporation of water?
What is the effect of sugar or salt in the evaporation of water?
(Quick and simple)
Compare two dishwashing liquid to see which one makes more bubbles.
Does the temperature of water affect the time it takes for the water to freeze?
Identify counterfeit bills
 What is cotton candy?

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Elementary Projects
(Grades 4 - 6)

Included are sample topics for making models or conducting demonstrations. These should be level 3 projects. Some personal input is needed to avoid just a display project. 11.
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A Bell System 
History of Shells 
A Chemical Change
A Crystal Radio Set 
Heat can Produce Electricity 
Fire Must Have Air to Burn 
A Door Chime 
How Electricity is Made 
Fluorescent Lights 
Measuring the Ocean Depths 
How to Develop a Picture 
Most Liquid contain either Acid or Alkali 
Operation of a Doorbell buzzer
Parts of an Electric Motor 
Minerals: Origin, Distribution 
A Water Pump in action 
Our Solar System 
Phases of the Moon 
Cross Section of the Earth 
Simple Machines 
Distillation of Water 
The Telegraph Key 
Which Metals Conduct Heat best? 
Water Supports Heavy Weights 
An Electromagnetic Crane 
Space Problems in Gravity 
Parts of a Windmill 
Water is Compound of Hydrogen & Oxygen
Working of a Telegraph 
How Hard are Various Types of Rocks and Minerals? 
Air Pollution - causes and cleanup 
Water Filtration 
The City of the Future 

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Intermediate Projects
(Grades 7 - 8)

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Fuels and their efficiency in producing energy. 
Musical instruments- the scientific principles behind them 
Music Versus Noise- difference
Pendulums- how can a period of a pendulum be increased? 
Air Pressure- Water Pressure
How do you establish "elevation from sea level"?
Gears- compare efficiencies, effect of different lubricants 
Solar Furnace
Lenses- effects of curvature, materials on light beams 
Can eggs withstand a greater force from one direction than from others? 
How strong are nylon fishing lines? 
How strong are plastic wraps? 
Which homemade airplane design flies best? 
What factors affect the bounce of a dropped ball? 
How do compression and tension make things strong? 
How strong is a toothpick? 
Which type of lawn sprinkler works best? 
Which type\size of light bulb produces the most light? 
How can the strength of light be measured?- the effect on degradable
Which materials can be charged with static electricity? 
Which battery lasts the longest?- How can power be increased? 
What affects light reflection?- refraction and diffraction of light? 
Spectrum and color production- prisms
How is sound produced? What affects the pitch of sound?- What affects the
volume of sound? - How would you measure the velocity of sound? 
Electric Motors- principles and factors effecting their efficiency
Electric Circuits- factors affecting voltage, amperage, resistance
Magnet Levitation- Experiment gravity defying effects of magnetism and build
a Magnetic Levitating Train
Internal Combustion engines 
Insulation-best materials, thickness 
How is paint affected by temperature changes?- Elasticity of rubber; effect of glue. 
Use of solar energy- design and construct solar cookers, solar panels, etc. 
Designing a strong bridge
Determine the accuracy of various thermometers 
How much heat is required to raise the temperature of various substances by an equal amount? 


Sky Color- account for differences in color at different times 

Wind and Clouds- what are the common wind patterns in your area and why? Is cloud formation related to height, weather systems and temperature? Study and record how clouds relate to weather patterns. 

Wind-does wind travel at same speeds and in same directions at different heights? 

Evaporation- which effects the rate of evaporation most- temperature, humidity, wind speed or other factors? 

Heat Retention- does fresh water hold heat longer than salt water? How does water compare to land and what effect does this have on the weather? What factors affect the cooling of land? 

Sunlight- how do different surfaces affect the amount of sunlight reflected and absorbed? Design a method of measuring how much sunshine is available each day. 

Weather records- Design and build an automatic recording weather device. Test it over a period of time. 



Chemical reactions that produce energy or that require energy 

Testing of consumer products- glues, stain removers, antiseptics, mouthwash, detergents, paper towels

Compare the PH levels in mouths of various animals and humans at different times in the day 

Compare the surface tension of various liquids 

Dealing with chemical spills from industry

Effects of salt and other contaminants on rate of rusting 

Growing crystals- factors that affect the rate and the size 

Can you obtain water from ink, vinegar, milk? 

Analyze soil samples for their components, ability to hold moisture, fertility and PH 

Does the amount of particle pollution vary with distance from a road, with location, with height. Determine types of particles found in pollution fallout 

How do acids react with different metals under varying conditions 

Identify different metals by the color of flame when they burn 

Can you devise an experiment that will list metals in order of their activity, from the most potassium to the least active ore gold 

Electroplating- the principles, how different metals can be used and the practical applications 

How to make PH indicator using cabbage?

How Yogurt is made? Is it a chemical or biochemical reaction?

Effects of temperature on viscosity of oil

Making salt water potable, removal of pollutants 


Photosynthesis - factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis (temperature, light intensity, water, carbon dioxide)
- part of light spectrum used in photosynthesis 

Family studies on inheritance

Genetic Studies - connections between hair and eye color

Determine the effects of various nutrients on plant growth

How does the amount of water affect plant growth?

How does the hours of sunlight affect the plant growth?

How does the strength of weed killer affect the plant growth?

How does PH level affect the plant growth?

Can plants live without Carbon Dioxide?

Roots - how do different types of soils affect the ability of roots to anchor plants?

What conditions are favorable for: -fungus growth- E.G. yeast, mold, mildew diseases ?

What conditions are favorable for: bacteria growth or control?

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Senior Biology Projects (Grades 9 - 12)

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The effect of sound on plants
Plants in different environments (light intensity, color)
The effect of nicotine, air, yeast on mold growth
Factors affecting the strength of hair, the growth of bacteria, molds or yeast
Experiment with Hydroponics
Use seedlings started from seed with three types of soil and >different rates of fertilizer
The effectiveness of Antiseptics and soaps on household bacteria
The effect of air pollution on algae, protozoa, fish, insects or mosses and lichens
Comparing types of artificial light on plant growth
Conditions necessary for the life of a brine shrimp
The commercial uses of algae methods of production
Producing mutations in bacteria, yeast, protozoa or molds
Best conditions for mushroom production, growth of ferns
The effects of ultrasonic antibiotics temperature changes on bacteria count
Microbial antagonism
Reaction of paramecia, planaria to pH, light and temperature conditions
Plant tropisms and growth hormones
Transpiration rates for different plants and conditions
Sugar level in plant sap at different times and dates
Using radioisotopes to study uptake of plant nutrients
A study of territoriality in mice
A study of the cleaning habits of mice
Observation of conditioned responses in different animals
A study of animal phosphorescence and other biolumincescences
Learning and perception in animals and humans
Studies of memory span and memory retention
Age versus learning ability
A study of the relation between physical exercise and learning ability
Is audio or visual information better remembered
The effect of bleaching and dyeing on hair
A study of the percentage of DNA (by weight) in different species
Factors affecting the enzyme's reaction rates
Genetic variations across a Sansevieria leaf
Factors affecting seed germination (e.g. soil temperature, pH)
Root formation in cuttings versus lighting conditions
Factors affecting flowering
Study of sterility in plant hybrids (F1 and F2)
Comparison of different plant's ability to add humus to the soil
Factors affecting Nodule Formation in Legumes
Can household compounds (e.g. tea) be used to promote good health in plants
Effects of cigarette smoke on the growth of plants
The effects of water impurities on plant growth
The effects of phosphates on aquatic plants
Effect of mineral deficiencies on protein content in soybeans
The effect of excess salinity on plants
A study of the tumors produced in plants by agrobacterium tumifacieus
The effect of polarized light on plant growth directica
The effects of solar activity on plant growth
Tracing solar activity cycles in tree growth rings
The effects of electric fields on plants
The effects of magnetic fields on plant growth
Effects of magnetism on the size and frequency of blooms and fruits
Does magnetizing seeds before planting affect growth
The effects of XRay and other radiation on plants
The effect of music of varying types and duration on plants
Organic fertilizer versus chemical Fertilizer
Study of population fluctuations in insects
A study of toxicity of insecticides versus temperature
Is polarizes light the guidance system for Foraging ants
A study of stimuli that attract mosquitoes
The factors affecting the rate at which a cricket chirps
Study of insect of animal behavior versus population density
A study of diffusion through cell membranes
Growth of plant and animal cells by cloning
Regeneration in sponges, Paramecia, Planaria, etc.
Manipulation of Vegetative reproduction in plants
Search for near vacuum environment tolerant plants.
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Senior Engineering Projects (Grades 9 - 12)

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Design considerations for "Solar Heated" homes
Design considerations for "Solar-Cell" powered homes
A study of propeller designs for wind generators
Production of electrical energy from mechanical sources
Study of efficient home insulation
Comparing Insulative Properties of various natural and commercial
The effect of landscaping and architecture on energy consumption
Efficiency studies on transformers
The effect of temperature on resistance
Study of formation of images on a T.V tube
Efficiency studies of L.E.D.'s (light emitting diodes)
L.E.D illumination versus incandescent illumination in practice
Voice communication with infrared light and fibre optics
Find the maximum speed in fibre optic links
Study of various phosphors in fluorescent lighting
Structure versus strength in dams
Testing and comparing consumer products
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Senior Physical Science Projects (Grades 9 - 12)

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Study of accuracy of calculators
The mathematics of snowflakes
Observational orbit determination of comets, meteors or other minor planets
The effect of solar activity on radio propagation
Observations of sunspots, flares and prominences
A study of solar flares through the sudden enhancement of atmospherics
The identification of elements in the solar and stellar spectra
Experimental exploration of the photoelectric effect
Experimenting with electron diffraction
Observations of magnetic permeability of different materials
Comparing magnetic pysteresis for different material
A study of radiation patterns from different antenna types
Factors affecting scent propagation
Factors affecting sound propagation
Factors affecting sound dampening
Index of refraction of liquids versus temperature
Index of refraction of liquids versus amount of additive
A study of infrared qualities of certain solutions
Crystal growth rates versus solution strengths, temperature, etc
Observation of freezing rates of water for different starting temperatures
Reproduce the stanley miller experiments "The Origin of Life"
Find the optimal gas mixture for a stanley miller experiment
Experimenting with various separation techniques (e.g. electrophoresis)
A study of catalyzed reactions
A study of saponification reactions
A study of esterification reactions
The physics of ski waves
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Senior Earth Science/Meteorology Projects (Grades 9 - 12)

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Observations of experimentally induced seismic waves
Is there a relation between sunspot cycles and earthquakes
Observations of geomorphic factors in the local areas
Tracing glacial till fragments to local rock outdrops
Exploring methods of controlling erosion
Fossil studies in limestone and other rocks
A study of phosphorescence as a tool for geologists
Comparison of the load bearing strength for different soils
Observations of fluctuations in stream flow following rain
Study of air tides: phases of the moon versus barometric pressure
Effects of weather on human emotions
Changes in snow density and other characteristics with time
The factors affecting ice patterns on glass
Study of the relation between wind direction and temperature inversions
A study of small scale wind currents around buildings
Observations of local anomalies in the earth's magnetic field
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Senior Environmental Science Projects (Grades 9 - 12)

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The study of flora in a given region
Observations of urban wildlife
Study of adaptations of city flora to smog
An ecological study of the animal and plant populations occupying the same tree
The effects of crowding (with the same or other species) on a certain plant
Annual variations in the ecology of a body of water
A study of a shoreline
Observations of the spread of Dutch Elm disease
A study of the relation between soil type and vegetation
A study of the relation between vegetation and insects
Monitoring the changes in wildlife caused by human encroachment
The study of the impact of pollution on an ecosystem
A study of water pollution from feed lot farms
Tracing chemical(e.g. DDT) concentrations in successive food chain levels
Ozone destruction experiments
A study of air purification methods
Efficient methods of breaking down crude oil in seawater
Experimenting with microbial degradation of petroleum
Experimenting with biodegradability
Finding efficient methods of harvesting and using plankton
Find and ink that would decompose for recycling paper
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Senior Computer Science Projects (Grades 9 - 12)

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Studies of storage/retrieval techniques for computer systems
Handling of data transfer between 1/0 devices
Data manipulation and information management techniques and procedures
Applications in education using the computer as an education tool
Compiler design
Statistics and random number problems
Simulation of non science areas e.g. history, life or other planets
A programmable processing unit design, function and operation
Developing a video game
Pascal programming tools
Developing a program to write a new custom program
Use of computers in managing industrial processes
Using computers to help people do what they want to do
Can computers add large numbers (about 50 digits numbers)? How?
Can you place eight queens on an 8 X 8 chessboard such that no two queens kill each other?

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