Eighth Grade Science Projects Ideas

rocket scienceResearching  the right science project for your eighth grader can be a challenge if you don’t know where to look.  But you probably have several useful tools at your disposal to help you find a grade level science project that will interest your student.

First, consult with your child’s teacher or science teacher when searching for the right science fair project for your eighth grader, especially if the science project was assigned through school.  By asking for some ideas from the teacher, you’ll be able to clarify all of the project guidelines and requirements, and be able to find a project that is relevant to your student’s course work.

Secondly, a great place to find good eighth grade science projects would be your local library. At the library you’ll find lots of science project books with helpful project ideas and explanations, all of which are from a reliable source. Additionally, if you need any help finding something suitable for your eighth grader, at a library you can always ask for the help of a librarian to point you in the right direction.

Lastly, the internet is a great way to find eighth grade science projects, but with so much information out there, you have to know where to start. You can do a general search, but it might be wise to be more specific, looking for “8th grade science projects, earth sciences” or “8th grade science projects, physics,” depending on what your student is interested in. You can also find great online guides, often for free, that are loaded with science projects, directions on what materials you’ll need and how to complete them. To get started finding a science project idea, you can try the free project guides at  http://www.middle-school-science-projects.com/guide.pdf

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How to Find Science Experiments for Kids

great science project for kidsKids are always curious about how the world works, why things are the way they are, and how stuff works. By engaging their attention with a fun science experiment, you can help them understand the world around them, and hopefully have fun at the same time.  It might be tricky to know what experiments are best,  what materials you need, or what to look for in an experiment, unless you’re a teacher or scientist . Luckily, if you know where to look, you just might have access to lots of great kids science experiment ideas in places you visit everyday.

Your child’s teacher or science teacher might  be a great resource for finding a science experiment.  The teacher  can  help you find a kids science experiment idea that is relevant to what your child’s class is studying at that time.  Also, public libraries or school libraries often carry books geared toward children full of fun and age appropriate projects. Be sure to look for one with good instructions and pictures to help you along.   Finally, the internet has many websites geared toward science experiments for kids. Searching for kids science experiments will yield tons of helpful results,  many of which are free like the science project guides you can find https://www.24hourscienceprojects.com/guide.pdf. Remember to have fun by doing a project your child is interested in, and always be safe!

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School Science Projects

At least once every year, parents get a letter from their child’s teacher informing them that it is time to create the ever famous science project.  Although this may send fear through the minds of most, it doesn’t have to be a scary process.  School science projects can be fun; if you choose one that both you and your child are comfortable with.

Some of the things to consider when deciding on a school science project are; level of difficulty, amount of time required, amount of materials needed, and interest level for your child.

Depending on the age and grade level of your child there are a wide range of experiments to choose from.  For younger children things like the celery root experiment, the cornstarch suspension experiment, and the egg in a bottle experiment.  All three are simple enough for young children, but interesting enough to get everyone involved excited.

For middle school children you will want something a little more complex.  Experiments that work well in this situation are; the music and plants experiment, sundial experiment, the bubble bomb, and the egg floatation experiment.

When your child reaches high school the experiments may become a little more difficult, but still not impossible.  Some ideas for high school experiments include; solar energy experiments, corrosion experiments, the effects that different components have on plant germination.

No matter what grade your child may be in, one of the most important tips to remember is choose something that they are interested in, this will keep them motivated and dedicated to the project.

If you’re looking for a ready made experiment, get one of our Science Project guides. They’ll take you step by step through the experiments, all of which follow the scientific method.


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At a Glance – All of our Science Fair Topics

People often ask me for an entire list of all the science fair topics we have. Here’s a list of each project topic, and along with a link where you can get instructions on how to get the topic turned into something ready for your science fair!

24 Hour Science Fair Topics:
demonstration topic
• Does the shape of ice affect melting time?
• Does covering the mouth really help prevent the spread of germs?
• Which toilet tissue is most biodegradable?
• How does salt affect the boiling point of water?
• Which citrus fruit has the most Vitamin C?

These experiments are available here: 24 Hour Science Projects

Weekend Science Fair Topics: weekend science project topic
• Take the shell off an egg without boiling, and find out if water will go through the membrane.
• Use toy cars to find out about friction!
• Are two ears better than one? Get a group of friends to find out the answer.
• Which brand cereal stays crunchy longest? You’ll love this tasty experiment.
• Feeling a bit warm? Which type of insulation works best?

Turn these topics into experiments here: Weekend Science Projects

Watch This! Science Project Topics:
vitamin c topic
• Demonstrate that yeast is alive by watching it blow up balloons!
• Show how one Lego sinks, and another one floats in this amazing lesson on density.
• Show off how static electricity works – you’ll make aluminum foil dance!
• Prove that chemical reactions can be sped up – right in front of your friends.
• Make oil and water mix.

Get these demonstration science fair project here Watch This! Science Project Topics.

Middle School Science Project Topics:
chemistry topic
• Experiment to find the effect different hair products has on hair.
• Analyze soil, then test its water carrying capacity.
• Find out what makes yeast grow the best.
• Test and see if the amount of Vitamin C in juice diminishes over time.
• Make a solar heater from inexpensive (or recycled!) products.

Get all five Middle School Science Project Topics.

P.S. Each of our Science Fair Topics are great for the science fair. They’re educational, affordable, and fun! AND they can all be finished by this time tomorrow!

Science Fair Topics for Middle School Projects

science fair topics for middle school

We’re getting ready to roll out a whole new set of science project with science fair topics that are perfect for middle school! In fact, the projects are called Middle School Science Projects. We’ll be doing some cool experiments, and one demonstration. Here are the topics we have planned:

1. How do different hair products affect the strength of hair. Girls are especially interested in doing a science project about hair. In this project, we treat hair, then test its strength.

2. Does the amount of Vitamin C in Orange juice change over time? This is a slightly more advanced version of our popular Vitamin ‘C’itrus’ project.

3. What liquid is best for growing beans. This experiment involves pH and hydroponics, and you get to make your own litmus paper.

4. What makes yeast grow best? We have another project with yeast as the science fair topic, but its a demonstration. We’re releasing this because so many of our students have asked for a science experiment about yeast.

5. This one is a demonstration/model. We’ll be building a solar heater with cans and a window frame. I plan on using it in our upstairs bathroom, which currently is unheated!

I’m very excited about these projects!! Stay tuned for more information!


P.S. You don’t have to wait for the new package. Get a free science project guide here.


The Teacher Doesn’t Like His Question

The Teacher Changes The Question

How does covering the mouth prevent the spread of germs?

I had a seventh grader contact me about a science project he was doing. The question (from one of our projects) was, “Does Covering the Mouth with Hands Prevent the Spread of Germs?”

This project was designed for elementary school students, and the teacher wasn’t pleased with its simplicity. Her main objection was that the experiment question shouldn’t be answerable with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

The clever seventh grade scientist had an easy solution.

He reworded his question, How does covering the mouth prevent the spread of germs?” He did lots of research, conducted the experiment we provided, and was able to turn in a great project.

Sometimes you come up with a great science project topic, but the teacher rejects your idea. If you can ask the teacher for a specific reason for the rejection, you may find that a simple rewording of the question may re-qualify your idea!

You can find this project, and many more, at https://www.24hourscienceprojects.com.



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