This is a selection of middle school science projects. Each entry has a brief description and guidelines for further investigation. We strove to pick samples that areinteresting but still fairly easy to do.
If you don't find exactly what you're looking for, don't despair - think about these examples and use your imagination - you might get a great idea quitedifferent from what you see here. You can jump to: physics,chemistry or biology.
In addition to these middle school science projects we also have 6th grade science fair projects and 8th grade sciencefair project specific information.
Music and Science
• Physical characteristics ofeggs.
o Remember the egg example? The discussion of the egg science project? Eggs are very strong vessels, but are they equally strong in all directions? From the sides and top and bottom?
• Music orNoise?
o Like music? Don't like noise? What's the difference? Why is one kind of sound music and another just ...noise?
• Why do gasoline engines work?
o Now before you think about all that stuffunder the hood of car, consider the primary component - the engine itself. The theory behind it all is not all that complicated, but very interesting none the less - and definitely a worthy middleschool science project.
• What is heat?
o You know that you feel heat from a fire, or an incandescent light bulb - but what is it exactly? The answer may surprise you.
• Why does a prism create arainbow pattern of light?
o If you haven't tried this, go to a science supply shop or your school science lab and experiment with it. Does the color of the incoming light affect the pattern?Chemistry
• UV rays and everyday objects
o You know that you should wear sunscreen when outdoors because of the UV rays. So what would these rays do to rubber, or ink or paper? What about photographs or...