Interesting Range of Ideas for Your Middle School Science Project

Saptakee Sengupta Apr 29, 2019
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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...
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.

Physics

★ 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?
★ How does the bounciness of a golf ball affect the distance that it travels?

★ Effect of propeller size on resultant thrust.

★ What is the best way to configure shock absorbers?

Chemistry

★ 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.

Biology

★ 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?
★ The types of mold that grow on bread.
★ 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?