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ChemShorts for Kids
With monthly experiments going back to 1992, this site site has topics ranging from Fried Green Eggs (uses pH to change the egg color) to Homemade Floam (made with Borax). Great for integrating practical science into the curriculum.
Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects
Science fairs ideas for agricultural science projects.
Weird Science Kids
There are dozens of experiments, some with videos, that will make science come alive. Parental supervision is advised for some of the experiments (these are noted with Warning - Adult Supervision Required!). This site is best viewed in IE as it has some overlapping text in FireFox.
Super Science Fair Projects Ideas, Topics & Experiments
Super Science Fair Projects is your complete step-by-step guide to experiments and ideas for kids K-college.
How to harness Sun's energy by making a solar concentrator
How to harness Sun's energy by making a solar concentrator 75 rate or flag this pageBy greathubA solar reflector can be made very easily. The beauty of a parabolic reflector is that you can concentrate parallel rays of sun on a particular point. It can be used for various purposes. It has applications in solar cooking, pasteurization and even in air-conditioning(No, this is not a typo). The design I am presenting is very cost-effective.
Free and Easy DIY Parabolic Solar Concentrator Plan
How to make a really hot solar cooker
Tornado in a Bottle
A watery twister that's actually a whirlpool! From Zoom - activities from the show!
How to make a tornado in a bottle
All Science Fair Projects. Middle school Grades 6-8
Vortex - Whirling water creates a tornado in a bottle.
Water forms a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex as it drains from a 2-liter soda bottle. From Exploratorium.
Make a Tornado
From Weather Whiz Kids
Making a homemade tornado
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
Homework Spot: Science Fair Center
Suggestions, Ideas, and Resources. All grades.
Dr. Shawn's Super Science Fair Project Support Blog
Dr. Shawn's Super Science Fair Project Support Center is all about helping you have more fun and get better results with your science project. Important tips that will help you tremendously on every single page. You'll learn how to get help, keep a laboratory notebook, pick the best project, even how to stay calm in front of the judges and MORE! Basically, everything you need to know to succeed with your science project you can learn here.
Science Fair Central
Science Fair Studio: Plenty of help for teachers in need of coordinating advice and parents who want to help their children.
Janice Van Cleave's Science for Fun
Science fair book author Janice VanCleave offers all the information you need to create a winning science fair project. Explore these helpful resources.
Experimental Science Projects::An Intermediate Level Guide
This intermediate level guide contains information from Experimental Science Projects: An Introductory Level Guide. Additional material has been added to help distinguish between different types of scientific studies. More details are also given about the experimental scientific method, and the steps involved. Several new sections have been added, most notably one that introduces experimental errors. Grades 6-8
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
Free science projects and experiments for parents, teachers, and children of all ages.
A Science Learning Network Resource from the Science Museum of Minnesota
Science in a bag Lesson: Light and Crystals
To use hydro-gel crystals in a hands-on activity to study light refraction through two media. Also, to stimulate critical thinking. Upper Elementary and Middle School Age Children
Young Naturalist Awards
The theme for the Young Naturalist Awards is the same each year: Scientific Discovery Begins with Expeditions! "The Young Naturalist Awards program invites you to plan and conduct your own scientific expedition, one that will provide original data, questions, and observations on a topic in the natural sciences."
How to teach the scientific method
Excellent preparation for science fair projects
Fun science gallery
Why participate in science fairs, anyway? Look here for a good answer.
If you are in charge of planning a science fair, whether just for your own students or an entire support group, look here for some pointers.
Science fair resource guide
A variety of helpful links put together by the Internet Public Library.
Science fair central
This site is a section of familyeducation.com from the Learning Network. It includes Eight Steps to a Great Science-Fair Project, Tips for Kids in Elementary School, Tips for Middle-School Students, Tips for High-School Students, Tips for Parents, Science
Science fair center
a huge site with links to general help, science fair project ideas listed by subject or grade level, and several helpful resources like the scientific method and project reports.
Step-by-step science fair success
for students, teachers, and judges