Students will love to have hands-on experience projects to understand the practical side of what they learn in class.
Especially subjects like science are better understood with practical reference.
In addition to understanding the concepts on a deeper note, students would be eager to explore more on the subject by bringing science to life.
Are you looking for interesting science projects for your middle school students?
Unlike the elementary school projects, these students will be ready to put up a science fair with minimum involvement from adults.
Doing so will boost up their confidence level and they can grow up to come up with single-handed projects in the upper classes.
Here you can have a look at some of the very exciting and impressive science fair project ideas that are the best ideal for 6th-grade students.
1. Turn Milk into plastic
The plain milk at home can be turned into plastic polymers by using just household materials. You just need hot milk, a Styrofoam cup, a measuring cup, white vinegar, paper towels, and a spoon.
Take four teaspoons of white vinegar with one cup hot milk in a Styrofoam cup
2. Can you separate salt from water?
The objective of the project is to evaporate water to form salt crystals and 6th-grade students would love it for sure. You need a baking sheet, salt, cooking pot, water, and black paper.
3. Do leaves change colors in the fall?
Students can learn about photosynthesis with this experiment. The leaf colors appear while chlorophyll breaks down. You need 3 leaves, plastic baggie; rubbing alcohol, paper coffee filter, jar, and a small bowl.
4. Is there iron in your breakfast cereal?
Many breakfast cereals are having iron content that makes you healthy. This fun experiment can, in fact, tell if it is true. You just need warm water, zip lock bag, breakfast cereal, and a strong magnet.
5. Test a Popsicle stick bridge
Students can learn more about physics and engineering through this project. You need Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, weights, glue, push pins, paper, and pencil.
6. Do tea and cola stain your teeth?
Students can learn about dental hygiene and chemistry through this experiment. Egg shells can be used to analyze how different beverages effects on your teeth color as both have the same composition. You need eggs, tea, cola, and 2 plastic containers.
7. Rotting fruits
This is an easy experiment which needs a little patience. You need a bowl, bananas, oranges, kiwis, apples and a camera.
8. Make naked eggs
This simple experiment just needs raw eggs, vinegar and glass jars.
9. Make motorized tiny dancers
Students can learn about electricity and motors in this experiment. You need copper wire, AA battery, neodymium disc magnets, wire cutters, hot glue, pliers and crepe paper.
10. Create compost in a cup
Students can learn about decomposition and ecology in this experiment. You need plastic cups, plastic wrap, ¼ cup dirt, 1 tablespoon water, rubber band and organic material like kitchen scraps, coffee grinds, and leaves.
11. How to clean up old coins?
Students can explore the possibilities of Chemistry through this simple but interesting experiment. You need Ketchup cola, vinegar, salt, apple juice, water, tweezers, 6 oxidized pennies, and paper towels.
12. Dissect a flower
Students can learn about botany in this simple but interesting experiment. You need one flower, magnifying glass, cutting implement and tape.
13. Chemical energy in a bottle
Students can explore more about chemical energy through this experiment. You need 1 litre bottle, balloon, goggles; plastic spoon, 4 spoons of vinegar, funnel and 1 spoon of baking soda.
14. Clone some cabbage
Students can learn about cloning and asexual reproduction with this experiment. You need 2 plastic bags, 2 paper towels, cabbage, scissors, kitchen knife, cutting board, spray bottle, permanent marker and water.
15. The mechanics of carnival games
This simple experiment can be done using a small sturdy table, masking tape, tape measure, plastic water bottles, tennis ball or baseball and water.
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16. Dissect an owl pellet
Students can learn about ornithology and digestive system using this experiment. You need owl pellet, magnifying glass, tray, rubber gloves, tweezers, and paintbrush.
17. Extracting DNA from Strawberries
Students learn about DNA and genetics while conducting this experiment. You need strawberry, dish soap, salt, Isopropyl alcohol, Ziploc bag, measuring cups and spoons, small glass container, strainer, water, and tweezers.
18. Impurities in tap and bottled water
Students can learn more about the properties of water through this experiment. You need to tap water, bottled water, and a water test kit for the project.
19. Type of light and plant growth
Students learn about photosynthesis through this experiment. You need radish seeds, soil, pots, metric ruler, water, a pen, tape, a fluorescent light, labels, and an incandescent lamp.
20. Sound waves
Students can learn about the intensity of sound waves through this experiment. You need two spoons of different sizes, a heavy ruler and 48” of yarn.
These interesting science fair project ideas are sure to wow your students.
Considering such projects or activities in the classroom will make the sessions more interactive and impressive and the students are sure to crave for more sessions.
Such ideas can, in fact, invoke the interest for the subject among students.
They will slowly start loving science and be ready to learn more without the actual feel of learning.
This is also a great platform to instill scientific curiosity and enhance their diligence.
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