Making a Science project can be challenging and at the same time full of adventure. You think of different ideas and look for materials accordingly. However, you need approval from your subject teacher in order to finalize the project. Sometimes, making a project becomes quite easy if you have a clear idea about what you're going to work on. If you have to do other things while simultaneously working on the Science project then searching for ideas can prove to be a real headache. The guide provides ideas for middle school Science projects as well as the ways those experiments can be performed.
If you like electronics and always wanted to explore working of electrical appliances, then try to make an electrochemical cell. You just need two glass beakers and some chemicals along with a voltmeter for this experiment.
This is a simple experiment that guides you on making a fruit battery. It will only require one or two lemons along with couple of metals (to be used as electrodes) and a voltmeter.
The logic behind this experiment is very much like an electrochemical cell. The only difference is that in making a human battery , you replace the salt bridge with your two fingers immersed in beakers.
The principle behind working of rocket is somehow similar to a simple air-filled balloon. This can be proved with the help of a simple experiment that involves making a rocket balloon.
Balloon Powered Car
In this experiment, you have an air-filled balloon that acts as the car’s engine. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes to make a balloon powered car for science experiment of middle school level.
This experiment is probably the simplest and cheapest, as you can make a match rocket using a simple match stick and a piece of aluminum foil. The experiment is a simple demonstration of the actual rocket propulsion.
Demonstrating Newton’s Laws of Motion
If you try to demonstrate Newton’s Laws of motion this will be another good exercise for you towards learning some basic principles of physics. However, you need to have some necessary equipments to perform the three experiments involved in the demonstration of the three laws.
Salt Water conductivity experiment
The purpose of performing Salt Water Conductivity experiment is to show that when some salt is added into water, it allows conduction of electricity. The experiment involves very simple steps and the equipment required is easily available.
Crush the Can experiment
This experiment shows the affect of changes in external and internal temperature in relation to the atmospheric pressure acting on a body. You only need an empty tin with some cold water to perform crush the can experiment.
Demonstration of Centripetal Force
Demonstrating centripetal force simply shows that, for a body moving in a circle, there has to be a force directing its motion towards the center.
Demonstration of Centrifugal Force
Almost the same as centripetal force, demonstrating centrifugal force is to show how a body remains in equilibrium while moving in a circular motion.
This is a very common experiment related to chemistry. The purpose of performing Neutralization is to show you can protect a marble floor if acid spills over it.
Without using mercury, you can have a thermometer made at home using some water, plastic straw, modeling clay and rubbing alcohol.
Cleaning Water with Sunlight
Unlike all the other experiments mentioned in the list, cleaning water with sunlight may take some reasonable amount of time. You just need a basin, collecting jar, plastic cover and impure water for this experiment.
Extracting DNA from Spinach
This will be one best experiment to perform. You will just need to have a cup full of spinach along with a few more important items to extract DNA from Spinach.
Acids and Bases producing colors
This is another interesting experiment related to chemistry. Purpose of producing colors with acids and bases is to show the colors that can be produced when certain indicators are added to acids and bases.
Cleaning copper pennies
There is no need to feel embarrass if you have some dirty pennies in your wallet. Now you can clean copper pennies using some vinegar, salt and water to clean the dirty copper pennies, and it can be a perfect science project too!
Measure impossible heights with your shadow
If you want to measure a height that is apparently difficult to measure with a measuring tape then there is a simple way of doing it. This experiment shows how easy is measuring unknown height without a measuring tape or instrument.
Making Beeswax Lip Balm
Another interesting experiment that shows how to make Lip Balm from Beeswax with coconut oil and other constituents in fixed proportion.