8th Grade Science Fair Projects

Make Your Own Wind Turbine - Science Fair Project

Make Your Own Wind Turbine - Science Fair Project

© Hans Hillewaert / CC-BY-SA-3.0 For those students interested in engineeri...

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Harnessing the Sun's Rays for Cooking

Harnessing the Sun's Rays for Cooking

Solar energy is a low-cost technology that can be used to heat homes, power ...

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Exploring the Preservative Qualities of Various Spices

Exploring the Preservative Qualities of Various Spices

For middle school students interested in microbiology, this is sure to be a ...

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How Does Tee Height Affect Driving Distance?

How Does Tee Height Affect Driving Distance?

Any golfers out there? For those students interested in physics and sports, ...

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Are All Sugars The Same?

Are All Sugars The Same?

Ever wonder if table sugar is the same as sugars found in honey, fruits, etc...

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Are We Frying Our Brains with Radiation?

Are We Frying Our Brains with Radiation?

Radiation is exists throughout our universe and we are exposed to many diffe...

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Nail Polish: Price vs. Quality

Nail Polish: Price vs. Quality

Ever wonder how drug store brand nail polishes stack up to salon quality pro...

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Do You Know About the Germs You're Carrying?

Do You Know About the Germs You're Carrying?

While many students have explored school bathrooms, doors, and other surfaces...

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Keeping Your Gadgets Going... with Solar Power!

Keeping Your Gadgets Going... with Solar Power!

Photo Source: adafruit.com In this age of technology, it seems as if everyo...

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Keeping Drinks Hot

Keeping Drinks Hot

Whether you're a coffee, tea, or cocoa drinker, if you plan to enjoy a hot be...

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Writing Instruments & Fatigue: Is There An Optimal Writing Instrument for School?

Writing Instruments & Fatigue: Is There An Optimal Writing Instrument for School?

Notes. Completing worksheets. Taking tests. Writing essays. Students do a lot...

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Does Music Help You Study?

Does Music Help You Study?

With the ability to access your favorite music almost everywhere, have you ev...

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Is Sensitivity Heightened On Your Dominant Side?

Is Sensitivity Heightened On Your Dominant Side?

Photo Source: Education.com Created by Megan Doyle of Education.com, this s...

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All That Glows - Exploring Fluorescence

All That Glows - Exploring Fluorescence

Photo Source: howstuffworks.com Black lights are not only neat, they can ac...

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Does the Shape of an Ice Cube Affect How Quickly it Melts?

Does the Shape of an Ice Cube Affect How Quickly it Melts?

As Christine, Selah Junior High School student, watched the ice cubes in her ...

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Mentos + Diet Coke - Pour Six Sodas At One Time!

Mentos + Diet Coke - Pour Six Sodas At One Time!

Photo Source: stevespanglerscience.com Did you know you could harness the r...

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Turn Up The Heat: Comparing the Flammability of Residential Siding Materials

Turn Up The Heat: Comparing the Flammability of Residential Siding Materials

Ever wonder about the fire rating of housing materials? After a wildfire near...

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Recycled Water - Does It Effect Plant Growth?

Recycled Water - Does It Effect Plant Growth?

For students interested in botany, ecology, and recycling, this science fair ...

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Grafting Plants with Bubble Gum!

Grafting Plants with Bubble Gum!

Photo Source: www.fruitsinfo.com Grafting is a technique that botanists hav...

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Engineering + Physiology - Building an Articulated Hand

Engineering + Physiology - Building an Articulated Hand

Photo Source: www.instructables.com | rgraylint For students interested in...

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Shake It Up! - Which Soft Drink Spews The Most When Shaken?

Shake It Up! - Which Soft Drink Spews The Most When Shaken?

Photo Source: blog.lib.umn.edu/paldr001/myblog/ We've all made the unfortun...

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Who Will Break Under Pressure?

Who Will Break Under Pressure?

Photo Source: mainelytrusses.com Interested in physics and engineering? Che...

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What Makes Ice Melt Fastest?

What Makes Ice Melt Fastest?

Photo © 2008 Matt Seppings, Flickr The Department of Transportation (DOT) i...

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Plants and Rooting Hormone: Is It Effective?

Plants and Rooting Hormone: Is It Effective?

Photo Source: ewainthegarden.blogspot.com For all the future botanists out ...

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Artificial Sweeteners Versus Cane Sugar - Which Do Ants Prefer?

Artificial Sweeteners Versus Cane Sugar - Which Do Ants Prefer?

Photo © 2008 Steven Depolo, Flickr To test whether ants prefer natural cane...

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Gender & The Stroop Effect

Gender & The Stroop Effect

Photo Source: Eric H. Chudler, University of Washington Check out the pictu...

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Is Technology Hurting Reading Comprehension?

Is Technology Hurting Reading Comprehension?

Photo © 2011 K Tempest Bradford, Flickr iPods, cell phones, e-readers, comp...

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Eyes Versus Ears

Eyes Versus Ears

Sixth grade student, Aaron P. Gallagher, put together this fantastic science ...

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Physical Activity & Academic Performance: Is There A Correlation?

Physical Activity & Academic Performance: Is There A Correlation?

Photo © 2006 Alberto G., Flickr Not only is exercise important for keeping ...

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Does Eye Color Affect Peripheral Vision?

Does Eye Color Affect Peripheral Vision?

Photo © 2009 Mikleman, Flickr Reading a book. Riding a bike. Driving a car....

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Music & Concentration

Music & Concentration

Photo © 2009 Karrie Nodalo, Flickr While listening to music as you complete...

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Can Tide GAIN All the Prize?

Can Tide GAIN All the Prize?

Photo © 2009 Flickr, Pixel Drip High school student, Dao Quan Lin, wondered...

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Which Soft Drink is the Worst for Your Teeth?

Which Soft Drink is the Worst for Your Teeth?

Photo © 2006 Flickr, Rex Sorgatz We've all heard that consuming too much so...

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Dirty Mouth: Effect of Mouthwash on Bacteria

Dirty Mouth: Effect of Mouthwash on Bacteria

Photo © 2009 Flickr, Inha Leex Hale Mouthwash is commonly used to rid the m...

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Subliminal Messaging: Is It Effective?

Subliminal Messaging: Is It Effective?

Photo Source: buysubliminal.com There is a lot of controversy surrounding s...

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Football Helmets - Correlation Between Helmet Air Pressure and Force of Impact

Football Helmets - Correlation Between Helmet Air Pressure and Force of Impact

Photo © 2009 Ed Yourdon, Flickr Perusing for cool science fair project idea...

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Types of Fire Wood & Heat

Types of Fire Wood & Heat

Photo © 2009 Christine Kongsvik, Flickr Camping enthusiasts {and those inte...

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