Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
To make river models and find out how water flow changes with different river shapes. [E]
Dinosaur Tracks: How Are Fossilized Imprints Formed? [E]
Discover the Conditions For Creating the Best Cast Fossils [E]
Test the level of compaction of soil at different locations. [E]
What causes the big breaks and cracks in our Earth? What do faults have to do with fractures? [P]
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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Create a Contour Map [E]
Examine the ways in which solar radiation affects land and water. [E]
How do fossils form? [E]
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Water Geology (Hydrogeology) Science Fair Projects & Experiments

Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
For this project, a new fossil bed in Nilpena, Australia was excavated. The research investigated two hypotheses: 1) The fossils that are preserved on this bed are the same taxa as those on other excavated beds and 2) The biodiversity pattern of Ediacara Biota is similar to other beds that have been excavated. [E]
The Hawaiian Islands formation and geology? [E] [E] [P]
Number of speleothems versus distance into a cave. [E]
Identify the types of prey that are consumed by owls by examining the contents of owl pellets. [E]
Perform a local calibration of lichen growth for lichenometry dating in your area and use this calibration to date a manmade or geological feature or disturbance in your area (for example, old stone walls, or a road cut, or a rock slide). [E]
Determine the profile of a desert wash from top to bottom - particle size and abundance. [E]
Determine the effect of bottom contour on the height of a wave. [E]
Identify the texture, depth, color, structure, moisture, presence of rocks, roots and free carbonates in your neighborhood. [E]
Discover what fossil life is found in the Torrey Pines Bay Point Formation compared to the fossil life found in the Point Loma Bay Point formation. [E]
Which soil is the safest to build a structure on in the earthquake-prone area of San Francisco Bay? [E] [E] [E]
Which soil foundation can withstand the most water before liquefaction occurs? [E] [E] [E]
The effects of liquefaction on desert soils [E]
Test the accuracy of weir coefficient. [E]
Find out if natural creeks can support a beach without manmade help. [E]
What method of repair works best for sinkholes? [P]
Rocks and Minerals Science Fair Projects & Experiments
Water Geology (Hydrogeology) Science Fair Projects & Experiments

High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Using Fossils to Reconstruct a Miocene Ecosystem in the Barstow Formation [E]
Research the different theories regarding the age of the Earth. [E]
How soil properties changes with depth, and compare soil core profiles collected from multiple sites. [E]
The Origins of Aplite Dikes within the Half Dome Granodiorite Using Initial Strontium and Lead Ratios [E]
Build a model illustrating sea-floor spreading and subduction. [E]
Simulation of terrestrial impact craters [E]
Fossil source material movement due to tectonic vibrations [E]
Slip-Rate Determination of the Great Kavir Fault in Northeast Iran [E]
Determine the dominant soil type in your neighbourhood. [E]
Repeat Bedford Level experiment (observations carried out along a six-mile length of the Old Bedford River on the Bedford Level, Norfolk, England, during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was an attempt to demonstrate that the Earth was flat.) [E] [E] [E]
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