Physics Projects for Students

inclined-planePhysics primarily deals with the study of matter, focusing on what it is made up of and how matter behaves, which laws or equations describe it etc. Modern physicists will therefore study matter in different forms and therefore students should also attempt to understand physics better by undertaking interesting and thought-provoking projects on this subject. By introducing projects in the curriculum, the students are motivated to become independent workers, analytical thinkers and most importantly, lifelong learners. The teachers can interact with students on these projects and exchange ideas with experts in that subject area, even communicating with parents of the students. So project based learning is a way of working in unison. You can use any of these ideas for your project in Physics:

  1. How to make a periscope
  2. Plane mirror reflection experiment
  3. Making a simplistically designed electric motor
  4. Virtual images with the candle illusion
  5. Making a rubber band car
  6. Using colors to explore evaporation
  7. Making sound with heat
  8. Creating electric current with magnets
  9. Effect of UV Light on depressions on CH Plastic Films
  10. Using sound to measure temperature
  11. Building a solar oven
  12. Making a kaleidoscope
  13. Making a spectroscope
  14. Making a pinwheel wind turbine
  15. Making levers and simple machines
  16. Building an inclinometer
  17. Constructing a homemade windmill
  18. Compass in a jar
  19. Making static electricity
  20. Making an elevator system using series of pulleys
  21. Making pressure volcanoes
  22. Creating light, environment-friendly non toxic glue from household products
  23. Water displacement project to show how water levels are affected by objects of different masses
  24. Using baking soda and vinegar in zip lock       to show acid-base reactions
  25. Floating ball experiment to show dynamics of air pressure
  26. Homemade stethoscope to show how sound waves travel in enclosed spaces
  27. Demonstrating inertia of an egg
  28. Simple harmonic motion with a pendulum
  29. Exploring static electricity with sticky balloons
  30. Refraction experiment to show how fast light travels through air vs. water
  31. Doppler effect and finer gyroscope
  32. Note frequency relationships in musical harmony
  33. Measuring temperature with sound
  34. Creating most efficient automobile sunshade
  35. Analyzing voice frequency across different ethnic identities
  36. Making simple stroboscope
  37. Create own lightning using stuff that you will find at the local supermarket
  38. Building a machine to trace line of earth’s magnetic field
  39. Floating ball experiment to prove air pressure dynamics
  40. Place egg in bottle and extract it intact using air pressure properties
  41. Floating balloon project to show buoyancy of warm air
  42. Diffraction of light
  43. Optical illusion because of motion
  44. Vibrating coin to show air expansion because of heat
  45. Demonstrating static electric attraction using comb or thread
  46. Demonstrating inertia of draught disks
  47. Making an invisible picture glass
  48. Capillary action of cloth
  49. Producing white light with addictive color project
  50. The Balloon Rocket Car showing Newton’s third law of motion.
  51. Building an electromagnet to show how electromagnetism works
  52. Showing whether friction can cause vibration in a glass by rubbing the index finger against its rim
  53. Creating long lasting bubbles
  54. Show how sunlight is intensified through a magnifying glass and using this energy to melt ice cubes
  55. Creating a fuse model for fire prevention due to faulty wiring
  56. Building parallel circuits to connect all home electrical devices
  57. Building an electrical circuit to understand its various parts and how electricity flows in it
  58. Matchbox guitar to show how the string instruments work
  59. Showing how light rays form reflections on coming in touch with smooth surfaces
  60. Musical bottles to demonstrate how sounds of different pitches are produced
  61. Creating a jar compass to show the earth’s magnetic force
  62. Lifting an ice cube using a string from water in a glass
  63. Building a paper bridge which is strong to support many cars and showing the force of tension
  64. Pythagorean tuning to show how sound is affected by the length of any piece
  65. Rubber heat reaction experiment to show rubber reacts when it is exposed to high heat levels
  66. Balancing forks to show center of gravity
  67. Using cardboard box to create smoke rings
  68. Making an anti gravity machine using cardboard, plastic funnels and adhesive cement
  69. Using static electricity to separate salt and pepper
  70. Expanding stockings to show static electricity
  71. Solar Tubes vs. Conventional Fluorescent
  72. Spectrum and Its Relationship to Temperature
  73. Solar Heating and Night Cooling of Surfaces
  74. Wavelength Controlled Holographic Polarization
  75. Changing the Speed of Light
  76. Heat absorption of different metals
  77. Using calorimeter to measure heat capacity of water
  78. Effect of trebuchet arm length or counterweight mass on the projectile distance
  79. Objects flow better on salt than fresh water
  80. How to make airplanes invisible
  81. Building an accelerometer and using it to measure acceleration and gravity-induced reaction forces on roller coaster rides
  82. Absorption of radiant energy by different colors
  83. Substances that block out ultraviolet rays the best
  84. Suspending an object in the air by blowing down on it
  85. Keeping beaches clean by using magnetism to get rusty iron out of sand
  86. Making a device to determine electrical charge polarity
  87. Pumpkin size related to the force needed to break it
  88. Making a boomerang that really works
  89. Paint ball accuracy affected by gas pressure
  90. Making a real flying saucer
  91. Building container to stop egg from breaking in an egg drop project
  92. Creating the most invisible of invisible inks
  93. Cleaning sorry-looking pennies into shiny new ones
  94. How paper towels react to coffee, fruit juices or water
  95. Cleaning groundwater
  96. How size of earth’s movement affect damage created by tsunamis
  97. Making a dozen eggs from only one using mirrors and reflections
  98. Making an accurate clock using water
  99. Burning peanuts to determine the number of calories in them
  100. Finding out which brand of batteries last longest

The above mentioned projects are some popular and interesting project ideas for students of physics keen to explore topics in this discipline even further.