Middle School Science Project Ideas

Interesting Range of Ideas for Your Middle School Science Project

Finding out a good topic from a wide range of subjects is a difficult task. A few good topics related to physics, chemistry and biology are elaborated below. Read on to know more...
ScienceStruck Staff
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2017
During middle school you are expected to carry out a science project with diligence. While performing experiments, you actually come to know the actual scientific process and the logic behind the observations. Deciding on a good topic from such a vast discipline as science is doubtlessly a tough job. Here's some good topics to help you along.

  • Demonstrate the working of a transformer.
  • Display a spectrometer and explain how it works.
  • How do you build a magnetic linear accelerator?
  • Construction of Galvanic cells.
  • Effect of temperature on conductivity and resistance.
  • How to build a levitating train using magnets?
  • How to build a wind generator through simple equipment?
  • Demonstrate how does a hydroelectric power station works.
  • Build a magnetic compass and show how it works.
  • Do different types of firewood produce different amounts of heat?
  • Experimentally determine the efficacy of biofuel.
  • How to make a solar-powered oven?
  • Effect of propeller size on resultant thrust.
  • How does the bounciness of a golf ball affect the distance that it travels?
  • What is the best way to configure shock absorbers?
  • What conditions affect the ripening of fruits?
  • What steps can you take to maximize crystal size?
  • Compare labels on foods. Is the nutritional content of the same food different when marketed under different brands?
  • Do white candles burn at a different rate than colored candles?
  • What type of plastic wrap prevents evaporation the best?
  • Effect of carbonated drinks on meat
  • What affects the rate of evaporation of water?
  • Enlist and demonstrate some examples of chemistry in everyday life.
  • How do oil spills affect marine life?
  • Correlation between exposure of food and degree of contamination.
  • Explain how fossils are formed.
  • Show how caffeine affects movement and response time of a bug.
  • Demonstrate how the hardness of candle wax has an effect on the time it takes to completely melt.
  • Demonstration of distillation of water.
  • Why are nocturnal insects attracted to light?
  • Effectiveness of common household food items in fighting microbial infections.
  • The relationship between the pH level of soil and plant growth.
  • Effect of moisture on the direction of the growth of roots.
  • Draw a labeled plant cell diagram and explain its functions clearly.
  • The usefulness of plant growth enhancers.
  • The types of mold that grow on bread.
  • Do different brands of popcorn leave different amounts of unpopped kernels?
  • How does cold storage affect the germination of seeds?
  • Does the temperature of a liquid affect its viscosity?
  • How effective are natural pest deterrents?
  • How does the pH of soil relate to the pH of the water around the soil?
  • How do rivers die, and what can be done to save them?
  • Can Caffeine be used as an effective pesticide?
  • How does digestion work in cattle? Why do they chew cud?
  • How does Vermiculture work?
  • Are growing roots affected by the temperature of the soil?
I hope you have got some good topics from this list.
water cycle in nature
Putting the drive in the ball
Cooking with the sun
Bio fuel life cycle
Moldy bread
Plant Cell
Mosquitoes flying around a street lamp
Magnetic compass
Hydro power plant
Kids studying the processes of energy transmission
Galvanic system