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Science Project Ideas

Here is a bunch of science project ideas. I have given you a whole lot of different ideas that you can do and make and as I can I have also give you exact intstructions and supporting material so you can get a good understanding of the science behind the idea.

It is quite amazing some of the interesting projects you can make. This can be a lot of fun and you can learn some amazing things that you never thought of.

New article: I have written an article about what makes a successful science project. We take a look at Galileo's famous experiment. About making a successful Science Project You should think about what a science project really is. Think about the point of it. This article will help.

I also have a selection of Science Kits for Kids here

New Article: Branches of Science - Here you can find a big listing of many different branches of science. If you are undecided on a project you can look through this list to see what you find interesting.




Peppers ghost box

Pepper's Ghost Box diorama

Here's a fun project that fuses science with diorama's. In this tutorial we utilize something called Pepper's Ghost Illusion originally created by John Henry Pepper. This illusion which was used in theater, projects a translucent version of a person or object several feet from a glass pane. Pepper's Ghost Box


Make a barometer

Make a Barometer and Predict the Weather

A barometer is an interesting little piece of scientific equipment. You can easily make one and you can easily track and predict the weather. It will tell you when a storm is moving in! How to Make a Barometer



Make a Leeuwenhoek Microscrope

All you need is a paperclip and a drop of water and you can make a microscope that magnifies 2 to 4 times! Yup! Great microbiology project because it works; and it tells a little bit about the early history of microbiology. Make a Leeuwenhoek Microscope



Make an easy egg incubator out of a styrofoam cooler This is an easy project that you can have done in a couple of hours. You can hatch your own chicken eggs and get baby chicks! Wonderful learning project. How to make an easy incubator


Make a Mangonel

Make a Torsion powered catapult called a Mangonel:
This type of catapult uses twisted string or rope as a source of power and it is more accurate to the real catapults of Medieval times. Its an easy project and this little Mangonel reallly fires! How to make a Mangonel



How to Make a volcano

Make a Volcano

This is a nice little project that has some improvements over the typical volcano. It is less mess and easy to clean. The bottle in the middle comes right out so you can clean it and do it again. It is also in a nice little box so the magma stays controlled - Less Mess How to Make a Volcano - New: The Mentos and Diet Coke Volcano - Fires a stream high into the air!


Make a telescope

How to make a small and easy telescope
This is a complete tutorial on how to make a small telescope using lenses. I show you everything you need to know. Make a small refractor telescope


Butterfly Box

Make a Butterfly Box

Easy project for raising butterflies from caterpillars. All you need is a little bit of screen and a cardboard box. Make a butterfly box



Make plastic

How to Make Plastic

This is a terrific project that is very easy to do. You can make plastic with milk and vinegar. Sculpt it, mold it and do anything with it. You are limited only by your creativity. In the example I make a pair of dice for wargaming and board games. How to Make Plastic '


Mushroom Terrarium

Mushroom Terrarium TimeLapse video
I just started this project so I don't have the timelapse yet. It will end up to be a short video of the mushrooms sprouting out of the box. In ten days it should be done. I have set up a mushroom terrarium so I can take pics of it as it grows. Pretty interesting project and I am also working on a couple of mushroom terrariums to be coming soon.. Mushroom Terrarium Timelapse


Traditional Kite

How to Make a Traditonal Kite

This is an easy kite to make. Just two sticks, some plastic and tape and you are ready to fly it - Make a Regular Kite


More Project Ideas coming. Here are some suggestions:




Break your own geode


Science book

Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less History of Technology Books)

Make lightning in your room! Keep paper dry under water! Lose weight by going upstairs! See colors that aren't there! Experience the magic of science with these quick, easy experiments and activities from Jean Potter. You can complete each activity in ten fun-filled minutes or less. Clear, step-by-step instructions and illustrations help you get it right every time. The projects help you learn about everything from why eggs aren't round to how submarines surface and submerge. You will find most of the required materials already in your home, backyard, or neighborhood, and you can perform the experiments practically anywhere. The 108 activities in this book cover twelve different subject areas, including air, animals, energy, gravity, magnetism, light, the human body, and much more. You'll make a rainbow right on your floor, pop a balloon with a magnifying glass, make a coffee can roll back to you after you've pushed it away, and bend water as it streams from your faucet--all with the help of a leading educator. Children Ages 8-12

Science experiments

101 Great Science Experiments

Science writer Neil Ardley shows how you can use everyday objects to explore the basic principles of science with 101 exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home.



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