Cool Science Fair Ideas
From baking to bending spacetime, here are some experiments to get you started

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Bending Spacetime in the Basement

Bending Spacetime in the Basement

You don't need a big spaceship to experiment with spacetime. You can do it in the comfort of your own home. While you probably won't be able to create a wormhole, this complex, hands-on project will reveal the universality of gravity. More...

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Fourmilab
BLAST into the Past to Identify T. Rex’s Closest Living Relative

BLAST into the Past to Identify T. Rex’s Closest Living Relative

Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, but something has survived. Now you can use a real DNA sequence from a T. rex to find if it matches any modern animals. More...

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Science Buddies
The Herschel Experiment

The Herschel Experiment

In 1800, the astronomer Frederick William Herschel proved there was a kind of light we couldn’t see. You can perform a version of Herschel’s famous experiment. More...

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Caltech
Egg Substitutes

Egg Substitutes

People with an egg allergy often must avoid a whole range of foods that contain egg as a binder, thickener, or to make a baked good rise. Put on your chef’s hat to test egg substitutes in these experiments. More...

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Science Buddies
Grow Your Own Snowflakes

Grow Your Own Snowflakes

Make your own artificial snow with a few household ingredients...plus some super-cold dry ice. Don't expect to ski or snowboard on it, though! More...

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Caltech
How Skateboarders + Physics = A Really Cool Trick

How Skateboarders + Physics = A Really Cool Trick

Want to combine skateboarding and a science project? Investigate how speed and distance affect "popping an ollie." More...

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Science Buddies
Rooftop Gardens: Are They a Cool Idea?

Rooftop Gardens: Are They a Cool Idea?

Green roofs on buildings reduce energy consumption and costs. Build a box house to discover if a rooftop garden can do the same for you. More...

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Science Buddies
Build a Light-Tracking Robot Critter

Build a Light-Tracking Robot Critter

Stick with this challenging activity, and you'll have a robot that mimics many living things. All by itself, it will move towards or away from light. More...

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Science Buddies
Laser Projection Microscope

Laser Projection Microscope

With some readily available hardware, you, too, can project the microscopic flora and fauna that live in a drop of water onto your wall. Find out how from Make. More...

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Make