Toy and Game Design
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

P=Project   E=Experiment
Find out if adding more mirrors to a kaleidoscope increases the number of reflections you see. [E]
Determine the best length for a jump rope. [E]
Determine and rank the number of simple machines in common toys. [E]
What are electric bicycles? [P]
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P=Project   E=Experiment
Build a ball run that takes as long as possible for the ball to travel from the entrance to the exit. [E]
Create four different models of a paper doll (or toy) with movable parts, then measure and compare their strength with durability of the toy in mind. [E]
Create a variation of a teeter-totter for one person. [P] [P]
Build a waterslide that is fun and energy efficient. [P] [P]
Build a Gear Powered Ferris Wheel [P]
Research and build folk toys. [E]
Use an inclined plane to test the walking speed of two differently sized Slinkies. [E]
Build a water clock [E] [E]
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P=Project   E=Experiment
Build a small dynamometer that could measure the output power, torque, and RPM of a HO scale slot car. [E]
Physics of Vertical Loop Roller Coasters [E] [E]
Investigate the mechanics of carnival games. [E]
Build a roller coaster for marbles using foam pipe insulation. [E]
How the length of the string affects a yo-yo's sleeping time. [E]
Use a soda straw robot simulator to test different robotic designs for stability. [E]
Determine if different brands of bubble gum produce the same size of bubble by measuring circumference and diameter. [E]
Effect of Trebuchet Arm Length or Counterweight Mass on Projectile Distance [E]
Hinged vs. Fixed Trebuchet Counterweight Design [E]
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