Getting Started with your Sciece Fair Project

Here are a few WWW websites to help you get started on your science project.

Science BuddiesA great site with a Topic Selection Wizard to help you get ideas for your science project, an Ask an Expertonline bulletin board, and other resources to help you do a project and be successful in science fair competitions. Check it out!

 What Makes a Good Science Fair Project?This short guide, written by a group of experienced judges for the California State Science Fair, provides guidance for students in identifying the types of projects, as opposed to their subjects, which make good science fair projects.

 Discovery Channel School: Science Fair CentralSubtitled “Creative Investigations into the Real World.” This site contains not only a complete guide to science fairs for student, teachers, and parents separately, but also some interesting science articles and a link to the Discovery Young Scientist Challenge for grades 5-8.

 Super Science Fair Projects.comWith separate sections directed to students, parents, and teachers, this site has good advice for everyone. The site also attempts to be comprehensive in its coverage from selecting a project, through the final presentation to judges.

 Mr. McLaren’s Science Fair Survival PageAn excellent compilation of resources answering the questions “what makes a good project?” “how do you go about doing an experimental science fair project?” and “what further resources are available on the Web?”

 Science Fair Projects & Experiments by Branches of ScienceSuggestions for science fair projects, divided by field of interest and age.

 Virtual Science Fair Project of the DayJust what it says. Each day a different project is highlighted.

 Cyberspace Middle School Science FairA great page for getting help with the beginning stages of your science fair project. It includes a “help desk” where you can ask questions, suggestions of possible project topics, and more.

 Science Fair Project Steps
Experimental Science Fair Project GuideTwo separate, but related, guides from Minnesota. The first outlines steps in preparing a project (complete with an ideas list), while the second focusses on the preparation of an experimental project at different grade levels.

 All Science Fair Projects.comA growing collection of links to project ideas. Searchable.

 ScienzFair ProjectsAn extensive collection of links to project ideas, as well as helpful tips and suggestions for doing your project.

 The Ultimate Science Fair ResourceA collection of project and display hints, as well as a collection of links such as are contained on this page.

Eduzone – Science TipsAn outstanding collection of helpful guides for (separately) students, parents, teachers, and fair organizers. Although the site is run by a commercial organization, the articles are written by independent educators.

 Science Fair Internet ResourcesCompiled by the Louisiana State University library.

 Science Fair Home PageFrom the Home Page: “The purpose of the site is to help Young Scientists and Experimenters put together a solid Science Fair Project based on the scientific method.”

 Science Fair PrimerFrom Ted Rowan, Falmouth High School, Fallmouth, MA.

 Battlefield’s Super Science Fair Projects and ExperimentsA list of good questions which would form the basis for a science fair project. From Battlefield Middle School (Spotsylvania, Virginia).

 The Chicago Public Library Science Resource PageA page with useful ideas for science fair projects. While the site is specific to that one (physical) library, you can probably find many of the same books near you.

 Youth Science FoundationUseful ideas organized by grade level including primary grades (1-4), elementary grades (4-6), junior high (7-8), and high school(9-12). From Newfoundland, Canada.

 Ventura County Science Fair IdeasA collection of ideas organized first along subject category lines, followed by a grab bag of ideas, good project titles, and more.

 National Student Research Center Recommended Web SitesA collection of Web links to sites ranging from suggested science fair project topics to guidance in completing the project.

 Plymouth (MA) Schools Science Fair AssistanceA guide to the process of developing science fair projects separated into two groups: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

 WWW Virtual Library: Science FairsA list of all known science fairs with WWW sites. Fairs range from local to international.


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