Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Science Fair Resources

Do you/does your child have to do a science fair project  Online sources for project ideas, tips and guides 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. Access Science's Study Guides section provides a program of study and reference. The topics covered are linked to all relevant material for that topic, including encyclopedia articles, videos, news and more.
  • Discovery Education's Science Fair Central - Includes hundreds of project ideas, advice from judges and previous winners and display tips.
  • Scholastic.com's Science Explorations - With the help of audio, text, photos, and video, students thoroughly explore six science topics, from the Galapagos Islands to giant squid.
  • education.com'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.
  • ScienceBob.com - Aimed at elementary and middle school students, includes videos and printable directions.
  • ScienceBuddies.org - 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:
For more parenting resources, check out the Parents page on the library's website.

~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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