1. Wicked Fast Water Slide
Build a water slide under different demands, such as time, and safety.
2. Sunset Science Experiment
A science fun experiment to help explain why sunsets are the color that they are.
3. Build a Coral Polyp
A simple earth science projects becomes an edible science project by involving building an edible coral polyp!
4. DIY Unpoppable Bubbles
This 4th grade science project doesn’t take a lot of time and will produce some amazing results – everyone likes to play with bubbles!
5. STEM Quick Challenge Ski Lift Chairs
Although it may require some resources, students really enjoy creating a ski lift chair with a skier and trying to take them to the top.
6. DIY Robot Steam Hand
This engineering project also works well as a 4th grade science activity to explore robotic and designing a robot.
7. Right on Target
This fun design involves students thinking about the laws of science as they design catapults to help it different targets with ping-pong balls.
8. Compact Cardboard machines
A great use of a non-renewable resource to create different simple machines.
9. Slingshot cars
Send a car across the classroom to help students to understand different types of energy transformation, including potential energy.
10. Hydraulic Arm
In this activity, students create a container of water to understand physics and engineering.
11. Build a Skyglider
Create a glider as part of STEM standards.
12. Egg Drop Challenge
A genius stem activity about protecting a raw egg dropped from a high distance. Definitely a classic!
13. Build a Biome
Using engineering and mineral resources, create a scaled biome of an environment.
14. Make a Wigglebot
This project for kids is a good idea for the science fair, as 4th grade students love seeing a simple robot that can design things itself.
15. Bottle Rocket
Another engineering science project that involves understanding chemical reactions and chemical energy.
16. Build a Bridge
This activity can really help to generate some STEM excitement and students begin to think about how to build a load-bearing bridge.
17. Feel the Heat
Understand how the water cycle works on the moon in this 4th grade science activity.
18. Clean an oil spill
This STEM project has real-world applications as students learn to clean up wasted oil.
19. Build a Simple Circuit
Science videos can be interesting, but this activity helps students to understand the science behind batteries in an interactive way.
20. Electric Dough
Electricity and cooking?! Yes! Students will learn to create their own electric creations when learning about electric dough.
21. Solar Oven
Another potentially edible science project, this lesson will lead to the creation of an oven using common materials and resources.
22. Build a dam
With this engineering project, you can allow your students to help to fix the global issue of flooding.
23. Safe Landing
This activity is, quite literally, a breeze for teachers as it involves understanding airplanes!
24. Rubber band Helicopter
Create a flying machine and take to the skies in this ingenious activity.
25. Bottle Cartesian Diver
Understand the laws of science underwater in this exciting experiment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an engineering science fair project?
Any of the experiments and activities we have mentioned above would be suitable!
What are the best topics for investigatory projects?
You should try to ensure that your projects have a purpose or goal in mind for the student, in terms of what exactly they will be investigating. You should also choose a project that engages your student and makes them interested in the topic at hand.
What is the taught in 4th grade science?
Topics will vary depending on where you live, so make sure to check the common core or state standards.