- Library Resources
Finding Science Projects
On the Web: Search engines are very useful in finding science experiments and information on science fairs.
With a search engine, look for: "science experiments", "science fairs", "science fair projects", "lab experiments", or "hands-on science". When you've got a specific topic chosen try using a search engine such as Clusty which "clusters" like Web pages under topics or Ask which gives options to narrow your search by sub-topic.
Once you've begun to search for information on your topic try using Google Scholar which indexes academic-level articles on various topics. Not all are available without a subscription to specific databases, but having the references can be very useful sometimes.
In Books: On a site such as Amazon.com do the same sort of search for books about science experiments and projects. Be careful--many of the books about science projects are written for elementary school students. They are not suitable for high-school level work.
- Google Web Directory to Science Fairs: Ideas and Guides - http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Educational_Resources/Science_Fairs/Ideas_and_Guides/
- Science Buddies - http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
"Science Buddies is a non-profit organization empowering students from all walks of life to help themselves and each other develop a love of science and an understanding of the scientific method. With the help of our Mentors and Advisors, we help students improve their science skills and literacy, and we inspire them to consider additional study or careers in science." Check their Topic Selection Wizard for a way of developing a project topic.
Another list of science fair project sites can be found on the Library's WebPath Express link.
Science Fair Sites
- Redwood High School Science Fair Page - http://redwood.org/rhs/academic/science/fair.htm
Bessie Chin Library Science Page - http://redwood.org/library/science.htm
- Science Fair Websites - http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/scifair.html
Internet Public Library Science Fair Project Resource Guide - http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/
Google Web Directory to Science Fairs - http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Educational_Resources/Science_Fairs/
California State Science Fair - http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/
Senior Division Guide (Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair) - http://lasers.llnl.gov/lasers/tvsef/sr.html
Intel Science Talent Search - http://www.sciserv.org/sts/
Intel International Science & Engineering Fair - http://www.sciserv.org/isef/
The WWW Virtual Library: Science Fairs - http://physics.usc.edu/~gould/ScienceFairs/
Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Award - http://www.siemens-foundation.org/science/science_and_technology.htm
Science Fairs Homepage - http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/sciencefairs/
An NSTA Position Statement [on] Science Competitions - http://www.nsta.org/handbook/competitions.asp