Arrows & Projectiles
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Build a Gauss rifle and determine the effect the number of magnet stages has on the flight distance and velocity of ball bearings. [E]
The effect of arrow tip mass on penetration depth into a cardboard target [E] [P]
How a rifle is affected by weather. [P]
How works the bullet proof vest? [E]
Rocket Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Airplane Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine if a smaller or larger spacing between the magnets on a Gauss Rifle will maximize the distance the projectile travels. [E]
The effect of the temperature of the barrel on the accuracy of the bullet. [E] [E]
Which variables of a vortex cannon affect the force produced? [E]
Using Simple Models to Predict the Effects of Gravity on Projectiles [E]
The Effect of Projectile Weight vs. Distance Traveled [E] [P]
How Does Changing the Air Pressure of an Air Gun Affect the Average Speed of the Pellet? [E]
Investigate the effect of pressure and barrel lengths on the variables distance and accuracy in the flight of common foam NERF darts. [E]
Discover which size and material of spherical projectile delivers the optimal (deepest) penetration into a block of foam, when fired from a slingshot [E]
Determine which combination of fletch and arrowhead provides the most stability to the arrow, thus making it the most accurate. [E]
Determine the effect of arrow mass on its penetrating depth. [E] [P]
How do bullet mass, powder type and amount affect bullet velocity? [P]
Rocket Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Airplane Science Fair Projects and Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Effects of Altitude and Temperature on Rifling Twist [E]
Does steel shot or lead shot produce the best pattern when fired from a shotgun? [E]
The ratio of compression chamber volume to barrel volume (length) at which the projectile achieves maximum distance [E]
Aerodynamic Influences on Shotgun Pelletsover Distance [E]
Rocket Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Airplane Science Fair Projects and Experiments
R=Resource
Science Fair Projects Resources [R]
Citation Guides, Style Manuals, Reference [R]
Safety Resources [R] [R]
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