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Online Science Fair Resources

Science Buddies
http://www.sciencebuddies.org
Science Buddies is a non-profit organization that provides free online resources for science education. The website helps K-12 students do better science fair projects. The Topic Selection Wizard offers a large online library of project ideas and Starter Kits. Science Buddies also offers Ask an Expert, an online forum in which students can ask questions about their projects and get answers from scientists and engineers who volunteer as e-mentors. Science Buddies also maintains a set of teacher resources for science fair planning and a science fair project help guide.
 
The WWW Virtual Library - Science Fairs
http://physics1.usc.edu/~gould/ScienceFairs/
Science fairs are held around the world. If you want to see what others are doing this site has hyperlinks to local, regional, state, foreign and even VIRTUAL science fairs.
 
Science Fairs and Science Projects - Resource Page http://sciencevideos.com/Science_Fair_Videos.html
Contains everything that teachers and students need to know about science fairs including links to the best resources on the Internet.  If you are looking for great science fair videos or any printed materials check out the web site.
 
The Internet Public Library
http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/
 Contains the Science Fair Resource Guide that offers teachers, students and parents a complete listing of web sites dedicated to science fairs and projects.  The site provides links to how to do a science fair project, samples, ideas, magazines and resources.  This site is arranged from the basic to the most detailed, with special notes to teachers and parents.  For more information about this resource, check out their web site.
 
MadSci Net
http://www.madsci.org/libs/areas/sci_fair.html
 A component of the MAD Scientist Network.  This site contains links and resources on everything you ever wanted to know about science fairs, age-specific ideas for projects, as well as how to put a science fair together. Some of the links include: School Science Fair Homepage, Science Fair Idea Exchange, The Society of Amateur Scientists, Practical Hints for Science Fair Projects and Yahoo's listing of science fairs.
 
The Discovery Channel's Science Fair Studio
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/?pID=fair
Something for everyone!  The "Student" sections are Handbook, Project Ideas, Links and Books.  The "Teacher" section deals with issues related to organizing a science fair. The "Parent" section titled "Helping Your Young Scientist" emphasizes that the most important outcome of your child's science project is the joy and learning that comes from scientific discovery—not winning a competition!  It provides helpful hints to parents about selecting a project and resources available.


Other Resource Sites Recommended by Students

 http://www.fireplacespot.com/kids-volcano-facts

http://kids.discovery.com/games/build-play/volcano-explorer

http://www.lifeinsurance.org/safety-insurance/

http://free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=141

http://www.urlshorteners.org/science-fair.html

http://www.kidsgeo.com/

 

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