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by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources for Science Fairs

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Looking for a curriculum that makes learning fun? You'll find it in Time4Learning's PreK-12 grade online homeschool curriculum.

Science Buddies  (Y,M)
Free science fair projects ideas, answers and tolls for serious students.

ChemShorts for Kids  (Y,M)
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  (Y,M,O,T)
Science fairs ideas for agricultural science projects.

Weird Science Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
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. Wayback Archives

Super Science Fair Projects Ideas, Topics & Experiments  (Y,M,O,T)
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  (M,O)
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  (M,O)
How to make a really hot solar cooker

How to fabricate a hydraulic jack  (M,O)

Tornado in a Bottle  (Y)
A watery twister that's actually a whirlpool! From Zoom - activities from the show! Via Wayback Archives

How to make a tornado in a bottle  (M)
All Science Fair Projects. Middle school Grades 6-8

Vortex - Whirling water creates a tornado in a bottle.  (Y,M,O,T)
Water forms a spiraling, funnel-shaped vortex as it drains from a 2-liter soda bottle. From Exploratorium.

Make a Tornado  (Y,M,O,T)
From Weather Whiz Kids

Making a homemade tornado  (Y,M,O,T)
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab

Homework Spot: Science Fair Center  (Y,M,O,T)
Suggestions, Ideas, and Resources. All grades.

Science fair projects: How to do a science project  (M,O)

Science fair projects: Topic ideas  (M,O)

Science fair projects: The seven types of Science  (M,O)

Science fair projects: Animal posters and displays  (Y,M,O,T)

Science Fair Projects: Research: history of science  (M,O)

Dr. Shawn's Super Science Fair Project Support Blog  (Y,M,O,T)
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  (Y,M)
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  (Y,M)
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  (M)
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  (Y,M,O,T)
Free science projects and experiments for parents, teachers, and children of all ages.

Thinking Fountain  (Y,M)
A Science Learning Network Resource from the Science Museum of Minnesota

Science in a bag Lesson: Light and Crystals  (M)
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  (M,O)
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."

Fun science gallery  (Y,M,O,T)
Why participate in science fairs, anyway? Look here for a good answer.

Teachers' checklist  (T)
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  (T)
A variety of helpful links put together by the Internet Public Library.

Science fair center  (Y,M,O,T)
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.

Access Excellence at The National Health Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
for students, teachers, and judges

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