Sun & Solar System
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Finding Your Location Using Gravity, the Earth's Magnetic Field, and a Sundial [E]
Construct a sundial and research the techniques different cultures use to study time. [E]
The relationship between the distance of an object and the viewing perspective (parallax) [E]
The accuracy of time in your area vs. how it is measured [E]
Follow sunspots travelling across the face of the Sun. [E]
Trace the path of the midday Sun across the sky over the course of the year and create an analemma. [E]
Are solar flares harmful to your health? [P]
Investigate the solar system [P] [P]
Do the Planets Revolve Around the Earth or the Sun? [E]
Build your own sundial (northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, combined). [E] [E] [E]
Why is The Sun Hot [E] [P]
Investigate constellations and our solar system. [E] [E] [P]
The sun, stars, black holes and supernovas [E] [E] [E] [P]
The Sun: K-12 Experiments & Background
Moon Science Fair Projects
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Cosmic Rays: Determination of the Relative Contributions from the Sun and the Universe [E]
Which ancient location instrument is the most accurate: gnomon, astrolabe or Ptolemy's box? [E]
Measure the coma (dust cloud) around Comet Holmes and find out if the dust cloud is expanding, and if so, is the rate of expansion accelerating or decelerating? [E]
Calculate the Size of the Sun and Moon [E] [E]
Can sunspots be used to track and measure the sun's rotation rate and how accurately can they do so? [E]
Why is The Sky Blue [E] [P]
Show How Columbus Determined His Latitude [E]
Do the Planets Revolve Around the Earth or the Sun? [E]
Build a soda bottle magnetometer to monitor changes in the Earth's magnetic field for signs of magnetic storms [E]
Measure the diameter of the sun [E]
View sunspots through a telescope or 'pinhole' camera [E] [E]
Use the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory satellite (SOHO) to determine the rotation of the sun. [E]
The Sun: K-12 Experiments & Background
Moon Science Fair Projects
Mars Science Fair Projects
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Advanced Warning for Solar Flares: Utilizing Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances to Detect and Measure Solar Flares [E]
Use data analysis to investigate NASA asteroid data and explain findings using your background research on the solar system. [E]
Investigate the issue of Pluto redefinition as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) [E]
Use image data from the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory Satellite (SOHO) to measure the motion of a coronal mass ejection. [E]
Do sunspot cycles consistently have a faster rise time and a slower decay time? [E]
Determine, using historical data, whether there is a correlation between coronal mass ejection activity and the solar sunspot cycle. [E]
Determining which Solar System object(s) would be most viable during various stages of stellar evolution [E]
The Sun: K-12 Experiments & Background
Moon Science Fair Projects
Mars Science Fair Projects
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