Car & Vehicle
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
An Investigation into Car Window Buffeting (Helmholtz oscillation) [E]
Research Car Accidents [P]
How the different types of gears work and what gears are used for. [E] [P]
Figure out how to calculate gear ratios by putting the gears together. [E]
Car and automotive industry historic milestones [E] [E] [E]
The Aerodynamic Drag of Several Basic Vehicle Shapes [E] [P] [P]
What are flying cars? [P]
How brakes work? [E] [P]
What do you know about cars? [E]
Car & Vehicle Engine Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Car Fuel and Propulsion Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Car & Vehicle Pollution Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Interdisciplinary Topic: Transportation
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Design and build your own balloon-powered car that will travel as far as possible. [E]
Infant Car Alert System [E]
Improving Aerodynamic Drag by Altering the Shape of a Pickup Truck Tailgate [E]
Is it possible to improve safety of driving in the dark by reducing blinding effect of the opposing cars head lights? [P]
Test the efficiency of a train that doesn’t stop at stations [P]
Determine how different declines affect the tipping point and time of a vehicle. [E]
The effect of damping on a shock absorber [P]
Build a Real Hovercraft [E]
Determine whether it is an advantage to have an additional third eye-level headlight versus the two standard headlights on cars. [E]
Does a Go-kart Have a Faster Lap Time with Hard Compound Tires, or Soft Compound Tires? [E]
Find out if the aerodynamics of a locomotive affects its wind resistance. [E]
The effects of temperature and high speed air on the force applied on a stock car [E] [E]
Car impact on society and the environment [E] [E]

The Difference Between Standard Sealed Beam Headlights and Halogen Headlights [E]
Nitrogen: The Tire Gas of the Future [E] [E]
Demonstrate Newton's Third Law of Motion by a rocket car with escaping air as the action force [E]
How does the height of a ramp affect potential energy of a car? [E]
Determine which model car will travel the furthest when released from a ramp. [E]
Build a solar toy car and explain its operation. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [P]
Determine if car exhaust has a detrimental effect on seedlings and germination rate. [E] [E] [P]
The Effect of Spring Resistance on Speed of a Remote Control Car [P] [E]
The effect of the holes' size on the bottom of a hovercraft of the hovercraft's speed. [E]
Explore possible future cars [E] [P] [P]
Build an amphibious car. [E]
The effect of weight placement on a car racing down a slope [P]
Car & Vehicle Engine Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Car Fuel and Propulsion Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Car & Vehicle Pollution Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Interdisciplinary Topic: Transportation
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Develop a computer program that can guide an inexperienced person to true bicycles. [P]
Generate electricity from car shock absorbers. [P] [P]
Electrochromic Sun-Tracking Windshield [E]
The physics of transferring power through moving gears. [E]
Electric car innovative battery performance evaluation. [P]
Creating a SensorGVS: A Sonar/Accelerometer Guided Vehicle Stabilization System [E]
Semi trailer drag reduction [P]
Measure the force of impact of a simulated vehicle on a set of barriers arranged in various configurations to determine the configuration that most safely and successfully slows the vehicle [E]

Determine what shape undercarriage for an armed forces vehicle would deflect the greatest amount of energy if attacked by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). [E]
Tailgate Efficiency in Relation to Vehicular Aerodynamics [E]
The Effect of Ambient Temperature on Temperature Rise in Enclosed Vehicles [P]
The Physics of Car Safety [E] [P]
Demonstrate that a driver's behavior can be influenced by the presence of surveillance cameras. [E]
The Effects of the Lunar Cycle on Rates of Fatal Car Accidents [E]
The Effect of Suspensions on a Car's Vertical Acceleration [E]
Investigate the stopping distance required by moving vehicles when a retarding force acts on them [E] [E]
Find out whether the level of Carbon Monoxide (CO) emitted from car warm-up is hazardous to health. [E]
Explore Automotive Seat Design [E] [P]
A deterministic computer simulator for PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) networks [E] [P]
Intelligent Intersections in Various Vehicle Traffic Networks and the Resulting Changes in Network Efficiency [E] [E]
Car & Vehicle Engine Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Car Fuel and Propulsion Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Car & Vehicle Pollution Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Interdisciplinary Topic: Transportation
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