Thursday, January 26, 2012

Science Fair Success

It's that time of year again, parents. Most science fairs tend to happen during the second half of the school year. Is your child -- and more importantly, are YOU -- ready?

Online sources for project ideas include:

  • Access Science - All you need is your library card number and you can access supporting articles and research for your science fair projects and research papers. Their Study Guides section provide a program of study and reference. The topics covered are linked to all relevant material for that topic on Access Science including encyclopedia articles, videos, news and more.
  • Discovery Education's Science Fair Central - Includes over 250 project ideas, tips from judges and previous winners and display tips.
  •'s Science Fair Project Ideas - Search/sort by grade and topic.
  • Neuroscience for Kids - The Experiment section of the Web site allows users to model a nervous system, create experiments on reflexes and advice on creating a successful science fair project.
  • - Aimed at elementary and middle school students, includes videos and printable directions.
  • - Use their topic selection wizard to figure out the best project for you. 
Search the online catalog to place holds/check out books for science project ideas, including:

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