Tips for Science Fair Projects
For ideas, contributed by the Society of Amateur Scientists, review the Dr. Shawn's Idea Bank. Includes articles on How To Pick the Right Science Project and Desperation Science Projects.
ScienceProject.com includes ideas suitable for both science fair projects and in-class demonstrations. Ideas are broken out by age level and subject area.
A cartoon person provides tips and motivational steps during the actual science fair process within a mystery scheme at the Super Science Fair site.
Science Fair Resources includes information on What Makes a Good Science Fair Project? and A Science Fair Survival Guide.
The Franklin Institute site is a creative pacesetter for student exhibits. If you want to help students design their own exhibits, check out this museum.
Even for Science Fairs, competition versus cooperation debates provoke discussion. Of course, a middle way can be found and both skills are necessary. These hints are designed for students to understand their projects more deeply than merely preparing a killer project.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Benchmarks for Science Literacy - Project 2061
• Creation of Virtual Museums
• Diverse Exhibits
• Earth and Town
• Evaluation Resources
• Fiction and Biography for Grades 4-8
• Integrating Technology into Your School's Curriculum
• Teaching Physical Science Through Children's Literature
• Technology in Learning