Science Project Ideas


The following categories provide listings of ideas which you may use to develop into a science fair project. Most are not fully developed projects, but just ideas and outlines. It is left to the student to fully develop the project. On this page, select the project area's) that most interest you. In all cases, it is the student's responsibility to do the research and obtain any needed adult assistance and supervision to assure the project safety. 

Caution!!!
Remember that these project ideas and outlines are meant to help you complete your own science fair project. But it is DISHONEST and UNETHICAL to copy someone else's project work samples and submit them as if they were your own. That's called plagiarism and it's a fast way to get a failing grade. It's okay to do the same project as someone else, or review what others have done so you can make your project better, but DO NOT COPY and pretend it's your project.

 

PROJECT CATEGORIES


ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
These ideas and projects deal with the anatomy of living organisms, including the human anatomy, and the function of the major organs and systems of the organism.

ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY
Anthropology deals with the origin and behavior of human beings as well as their physical, social and cultural development.

ASTRONOMY& SPACE SCIENCE
These ideas and projects deal with observations of the heavens, the correlation of events in the heavens with events on earth, astronomical measurements and construction of such devices as sundials and telescopes.

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Behavioral science ideas examine how people and animals react to various factors in their environment such as scent, heat, light, sound and other factors.

BOTANY (Plants)         
Botany deals with plants and how they grow, the effect of different soils, fertilizers, light, acid rain and environmental chemicals.

CHEMISTRY PROJECTS
Chemistry projects deal with how chemical substances combine, separate and react to the physical and chemical environment around them.

COMPUTER SCIENCE
Ideas and projects for using computers to track and analyze  
science projects as well as ideas for the development of simple but useful computer programs.

CONSUMER SCIENCE
Ideas and projects for younger students dealing with the testing and comparison of various consumer products such as soaps, cleansers, makeup, foods and paper products

EARTH SCIENCES
These project ideas include the topics of weather including thunderstorms, tornados and hurricanes; geology, rocks and minerals; crystals and how they grow; the earth's crust and how it moves; earthquakes; and volcanoes.

ECONOMICS AND COMMERCE
Economics and Commerce include topics relating to sales & marketing, supply & demand, business finance, credit, management, productivity, and advertising technology.

EDUCATION & LEARNING
These ideas and projects focus on how people and animals learn, the procedures that assist memory and how to test and measure those factors.

ELECTRICAL/MAGNETIC PROJECTS
These project ideas explore and demonstrate how electrical and electronic devices work; how to study and examine magnets, and create electromagnets, relays and other devices that use electricity and magnetism.

ENGINEERING
These tips and ideas focus on mechanics, structures, stresses and device design such as those needed in model bridge building and mouse trap cars.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
These project ideas examine environmental issues such as global warming, recycling, water and air pollution, and deforestation.

FOOD SCIENCE
These tips and ideas deal with food preparation, and how different preparation techniques affect the taste and appearance of various foods. Many of these are fun projects where you can eat the results when the project is finished.

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Here the ideas focus on human health and how the environment, foods, and various chemical substances affect health.

MATHEMATICS
These are project ideas for demonstrating and explaining mathematical concepts and their application.

MICROBIOLOGY
These project ideas deal with the microscopic world of bacteria, fungi and amoeba like creatures not visible to the naked eye. Projects deal with how to examine and control them and how they react to various physical and chemical stimulus.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
These tips and ideas relate to a wide range of subjects dealing with the physical world around us. Ideas include those dealing with mechanics, heat, light, fluids, gases, motion, forces, friction and optics.

ZOOLOGY (Animals)
These project ideas deal with a variety of animals from insects and worms to dogs and cats and how they react to different situations and environments.

OTHER
These are miscellaneous project ideas from old lists and topics explored by students in the past. Many of these ideas are listed in the category pages.

Other Resources:
http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/steps.html
http://www.csun.edu/~lg48405/virtual/virtual_science_fair.html

For further information on these ideas see  http://members.aol.com/ScienzFair/ideas.htm