High School Science Fair Projects
Finding ideas for high school science fair projects can be a tricky business. There are so many different
categories of science and various subjects from which to choose that it can be hard to decide what you want to do.
To help you in your decision, we've listed some of the different scientific categories and project ideas you could
try, as well as resources where you can find more information.
AstronomyYou may be interested in the stars and planets. If so, then an experiment
could be the right choice for you. Some ideas for high school science fair projects in astronomy include:
How do the phases of the moon work?
What are black holes and how are they identified?
Why do stars twinkle?
BiologyBiology is the study of living
organisms. If you have aspirations to enter this field after college, biology may be a good topic to choose for
your high school science fair project. A few examples of project ideas include:
Why and how are fingerprints different?
Why do certain genetic traits occur in families?
Do individuals from different ethnic backgrounds have different lung capacities?
BotanyIf you love plants and flowers, a botany science fair project may be for
you. You could try experiments such as the following:
Do vitamin supplements increase the growth rate of plants and flowers?
Does music increase the growth rate of plants and flowers? If so, what kind?
Is it easier to grow seeds in soil or in water?
ChemistryChemistry is the branch of
science that studies the interaction of atoms to form molecules and of molecules and atoms to form compounds. If
you are taking chemistry now or have taken a class in it, then you may have a better idea of what it involves. Its
a broad field and offers a multitude of interesting high school science fair projects you can do.
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Food science fair
Some tips for developing science fair projects based on foods.
Sports science fair
Some ideas for developing sports science fair projects.
Electronics and Robotics
Try to find a project idea that interests you most of all. But at the same time make sure its on
the science level of high school science projects. In other words don't do a project more suitable for elementary
science students. Good luck with your high school science fair projects.