Science Fair Resources for Students



   Where to find hot project ideas:

The Science Fairs Home Page

Extensive lists of ideas divided into grade level. If you just need an idea for your science fair project, this is the place to visit.



The National Student Research Center E-Journal of Student Research: Science

Hundreds of abstracts of student research projects



The Free Science Fair Projects Network

The Free Science Fair Projects Network brings you the best resources on the internet for your science fair projects, without popups and banners. Select your school grade and take a look at the examples of real completed projects. If you already have an idea and just need some information to complete your science fair project, use the links below for the best free resources on the internet.



National Student Research Center

Thousands of examples! Some really good multi-media student research projects are published at these sites. Great examples for the beginning student researcher to replicate -- or expand on. .



Cyberbee's Tips for Selecting a Topic

Part of Linda Joseph's huge Cyberbee site for the Columbus Public Schools. (Also has lots of web design tips.).



The Idea Exchange

Archive of ideas in different categories of science, and links to other idea sites..



Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects

Agriculture doesn't have its own category in science fairs, but it is a part of many of the "official" categories. Here are a few basic ideas of agricultural science projects you can do. .



Ask An Astrophysicist

NASA scientists answers to questions about astronomy, space flight and related questions.



   Lists of Science Fairs:

WWW Virtual Library
of SciFairs

An attempt to provide a single comprehensive list of every science fair accessible through the World Wide Web, whether of global or local scope. If yours isn't there yet, add it!.



Yahoo's Science Fair Directory

Overlaps with the site listed above, but adds hotlinks to current news in certain areas of science..



How to do a project (some with examples):

Exploratorium Science Snacks

For three years, nearly one hundred teachers worked with Exploratorium staff members to create scaled-down versions of the museum's exhibits. The results were dozens of exciting "Snacks" - miniature science exhibits that you can make using common, inexpensive, easily available materials. And take a look at the Snacktalk Archive, three years of discussion of the Snacks by teachers, students, and parents..



The Science Fair Handbook

A very easy to understand online book that gives you a complete blueprint or roadmap for your project and covers everything from the Scientific Method to Presentation and Evaluation of your project.



CyberFair, The Virtual Science Fair

A browsing list of sample projects and a guide to doing experimental science project, by David Morano, a Roosevelt Elementary School parent and Mankato (Minnesota) State University professor. .



Science Club

Simple, medium and Advanced projects (including the Disgustoscope and a build-your-own lava lamp), with links to other project sites and a book list..



   "Ask an Expert" sites:

Mad Scientists Network

An archive of over 8,000 already-answered questions, and links to other ask-an-expert sites, but if you reeeeeally have to ask -- they're there for you..



The AskA+ Locator

A database of high-quality "AskA" services, searchable by keyword, subject area, grade level, or a combination of terms. Profiles of each AskA service include identification information, scope, target audience, and a general description of the service. Some of the Web sites linked from AskA+ service profiles provide additional resources such as on-line reference, previously asked questions, and links to related sites.



Science Net

A British site offering free science information, staffed by scientists who are expert in explaining complex topics in everyday language. Database of past questions by topic area, with articles on topics such as how to survive an avalanche and the need for archaeologists in space..



   Comic Relief

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

The name says it all... RoachWorld, Wormworld, and and how to turn your most disgusting old smelly shoes into flowerpots..



Grossology: The Science of Really Gross Things

"Most of the time you don't find your own smells and scabs and oozes too disgusting. It is usuallythe same stuff on someone else's body that's really gross. But the reasons for the ickiness are identical whether it's you, your uncle, or the kid down the street. So as a beginning grossologist, you will find out a lot of sickening things about everyone."




The Exploratorium's past special exhibit, a ribbeting experience. Includes all the frog links you could possibly want, including one to The Virtual Frog Dissection - less messy than dissecting a real frog (though there's a link to a movie of that, if you must...) And, from the people who brought you this Science Fair site, Frogs: A Learning Resource..





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