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Middle School Science Fair Projects

Here are 50 Fantastic Projects for a Middle School Science Fair

A coordinated effort of students and teachers is required to organize science fair projects. There are numerous ideas for science exhibitions and fairs that can be adopted by students. This article shall give you the topics that can be chosen to be able to make an amazing and fun project.
ScienceStruck Staff
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017
Middle school students are usually very enthusiastic about organizing fairs and exhibitions. It's an opportunity to exhibit their skills and creativity. The scope is vast if it is a science fair project. Physics, chemistry and biology are the main disciplines and exploring these areas becomes an interesting task. The projects are coordinated by teachers, who offer immense guidance to students to make the best use of their true potential.

The basic motive of the fair is to enhance the capability of students to create some innovative ideas that are scientifically correct. The purpose of the projects basically is to demonstrate the skills and knowledge that has been acquired during years of schooling. The following segment shall throw light on such science fair ideas.

Examples of Middle School Science Fair Projects

To start a project, you need to think of topics that will be liked by your teachers and people attending the exhibition. There are lots of interesting topics that can grab everyone's attention. As a middle school student, you are not expected to invent something, but you can definitely make an attempt to show something original. This requires transforming your theoretical knowledge to practical. The different subjects you deal within classes contain a large number of scientific theories, processes and experiments. Thus, grab the subject you are keen at, utilize the concept and build the model.

1. How do volcanoes erupt?

2. How do mosquitoes bite?

3. Proving Newton's Laws of Motion

4. Proving the theory of buoyancy

5. Demonstrating the process of photosynthesis in plants

6. Demonstrating the process of transpiration in plants

7. How much salt is required to make an object float?

8. How does a detergent clean stains from clothes?

9. Do objects rust quicker in salt water than in normal water?

10. What is Oobleck and what is the formula for it?

11. Formation of pictures on T.V.

12. The difference between incandescent and LED lights

13. The production of sound waves/ how sound is produced

14. How temperatures affect growth of insects (caterpillar)

15. Does age affect the capacity of lungs?

16. Demonstrating the heart of human beings artificially

17. The formation and evolution of stars

18. Effect of caffeine on the growth of fruit flies

19. Artificial fruit ripening process

20. Do same types of mold grow on bread?

21. Effect of magnesium on the growth of plants

22. Does the intensity of cleansing depend on the amount of detergent?

23. Why do moths and insects hover over lights?

24. Demonstrating vermiculture

25. Depicting the strength of an electromagnet

26. Change in nutritional content of food after cooking

27. The anomaly in the process of melting of ice

28. Demonstrating the process of hydro-power generation

29. Can honeybees communicate with each other?

30. Generation of electricity inside a bottle

31. Effect of gravity on the growth of plants

32. How the fizz is formed in aerated drinks

33. Effect of phosphoric acid on teeth enamel

34. Do electric bulbs help evaporate water faster?

35. How tides are formed

36. The artificial model of the solar system

37. Presenting the human skeletal framework

38. How does a simple machine work?

39. Effect of different soaps on plants

40. Demonstrating the process of plasmolysis

41. The study of soil microorganisms

42. Effect of UV light on the growth of bacteria

43. Demonstrating Lavoisier's Experiment

44. Distillation of water

45. Chemical change in the combustion process

46. How rusting is accentuated

47. Does caffeine act as a pesticide?

48. Effect of preservatives on foods

49. Effect of plant hormones on their growth

50. Is it possible to graft a tomato plant on a potato plant?

The topic ideas differ according to the grades. You are expected to demonstrate the basic theories if you are in the 6th or 7th grades while students in 9th or 10th grade gather an in-depth knowledge of what they are studying. Therefore choose a topic that interests you the most.