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Easy Middle School Science Fair Projects

Ningthoujam Sandhyarani Feb 15, 2019
Finalizing a relevant topic for science fair projects for middle school students, that will impress the judges is a challenging task. Leaf through the write-up to find interesting topic ideas.
Science fair projects are a thrilling experience for kids in middle school. There are a plethora of easy projects, but selecting the best one is not so easy. The project should be decided based on which field they like the most. So, they should first decide on what subject to proceed with, and then search for topics in the related field.

Easy Science Fair Projects for Middle School Students

As students look out for ideas, make sure that the rules and regulations are kept in mind. There is no point in choosing biology experiments that require use of animal specimens. Likewise, using hazardous chemical substances is not allowed at middle school level. Some topic ideas which you can use for referencing are listed here.
  • How does a calculator work?
  • Why are honey bees called social insects?
  • How to make dry ice?
  • At what temperature does soda lose carbonation faster?
  • Explain the steps of seed germination.
  • Study the effects of different fertilizers on plant growth.
  • At what concentration is pesticide most effective to kill pests?
  • How to separate out pure water from seawater?
  • What is bioaccumulation? Explain with examples.
  • How to preserve foods without keeping a refrigerator?
  • What is the best natural food preservative and why?
  • What are the advantages of using renewable energy?
  • Does the shape of ice cubes matter in their melting rate?
  • How does foam help in extinguishing fire?
  • Is there a direct connection between taste and smell?
  • What is global warming?
  • Why is carbon dioxide known as a greenhouse gas?
  • What is so special about digestion in cattle?
  • Prove how oxygen is essential for combustion.
  • What causes thunder and lightning?
  • How can you create a magnetic levitation train?
  • Is the water holding capacity of all soil types the same?
  • Differentiate between audible music and noise.
  • How are tides formed in the seas and oceans?
  • How are fossils formed?
  • Does the salt content in soil affect plant growth rate?
  • What are the adaptation of drought tolerant plants?
  • What are the essential plant nutrients and growth factors?
  • Is it possible to grow plants without soil?
  • Explain a volcanic eruption in detail.
  • What are carnivorous plants?
  • What is the phenomenon behind cloud formation?
  • Can you separate pepper and salt by means of static electricity?
  • Is caffeine effective in controlling pests?
  • Who have higher memory power―children or adults?
  • What are the stages in the mosquito life cycle?
  • Why does oil not dissolve in water?
  • What are the probable causes of wildfires?
  • How antibiotics work in killing bacteria?
  • Study the life stages of a butterfly.
  • White light is composed of visible colors. Explain it with the help of a prism.
  • What is the role of camouflage in adaptation of certain animals?
  • Study geotropism and phototropism in plants.
  • How do different languages evolve in different parts of the world?
  • Why do eggs sink in plain water and float in brine water?
  • How does stress affect decision-making?
  • What are the triggering factors for volcanic eruptions?
  • How do burrowing animals sense earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?
  • Study the models of making a family tree.
  • What role does algae play in the natural ecosystem?
A simple tip in deciding the final topic is to jot down easy projects, and see which you find most logical. Then, separate the ones that are innovative and less time-consuming. Use these middle school science projects as samples and decide the best one that will help you win the first prize in the exhibition day.