Science Fair Help
The IPL will guide you to a variety of web site resources, leading you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment. Topics covered include the Scientific Method, Choosing a Topic, Building Your Project, and Presenting Your Work.
Under the Science and Math section of the main KidsClick! web site is a section entitled Science Experiments. Clicking on this link will provide you with a lengthy list of science fair resources available on the Internet and chosen by librarians as reputable sources.
This site collects suggestions of math science fair projects from teachers and Dr. Math. There is also a link enabling you to explore math in different disciplines via 11 different people using math in their careers.
This excellent site provides links to a science fair handbook, project ideas, other Web sites and books. There is also a link to Jancie VanCleave's site, offering ideas and tips for your science fair project.
This site offers science fair ideas in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. Each section is then subdivided by level of difficulty. Keep in mind that this site is offering ideas for the most part (not much in the way of how to perform the experiment). However, there is a link to a Science Experiment Page, which offers more explanations with the ideas.
This site offers science fair ideas in the fields of behavioral and social science, botany, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, earth and space, engineering, environmental science, gerontology, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Keep in mind that this site is offering ideas for the most part (not much in the way of how to perform the experiment).
This site, produced by the Akron-Summit County Public Library, offers an electronic database, indexing science experiments published from 1990 through the current year. You can search by subject, experiment title, and grade level.
Science Buddies is a non-profit organization focused on developing science enrichment tools for students in grades K-12. They focus on developing resources for students conducting science fair projects.
This site offers the whole science fair experience online--choosing an idea for your science fair project, tips for completing your project, sample projects, and even a science fair online. Each of these sections has several links, offering information and advice all along the way.
This site is a great place to read about and understand what makes a good project and what doesn't. Each section of a project is clearly and simply explained. Tips for a good display are also included, but there isn't a list of experiment ideas.
While not very visually appealing, this site contains many, many student reports of successful experiments. The main page is merely a long list of nine volumes of collected reports (1993-2001). All the reports detail the entire experiment, along with the conclusions, written according to the scientific method. The beginning of each report states the student's grade.
Content on this site is contributed by science centers and museums around the world. It provides access to experiments in the following areas: earth sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, space sciences, technology and engineering, chemistry, social sciences, and medicine and health.
This site claims to be the Internet's premiere resource for science fair information. Among its pages you can find project steps and hints, help on writing reports and creating display boards, an idea bank, and science research.
This site attempts to provide a single, comprehensive list of every science fair accessible through the World Wide Web, including international, national, state, regional, local, and virtual science fairs.
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