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Science Lab

Get suggestions for science projects from Science Online.

Chalkboard Math Equation

Put your math skills to work with projects that involve pre-algebra, algebra, calculus and geometry.

Fishbowl

Read about amphibians and try making your own aquarium.

Green Beaker

Explore the stranger side of science with these weird science facts, adventurous scientists, and their amazing discoveries!

Microscope

Get ready for your projects about the microscopic world of cells and biology and see how a microscope works.

Pink Beaker

Learn about states of matter and the elements when you try out some experiments in the world of chemistry.

Plant

Dig into some projects that involve photosynthesis, plant anatomy, and dirt!

Telescope

Learn how to make and use a telescope and what constellations you could see with it.

Solar System

There's more than just planets. Check out the meteors, comets, and asteroids that make up our solar system and the astronauts who have explored in space.

Thermometer

Learn how thunderstorms and tornadoes work, why clouds have different shapes, and just how far a drop of water can travel, as well as other fun facts about weather and the water cycle.

Volcano

Find out how magnets work and what ecology is when you start learning about Earth Science.

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Library Online Resources

brainfuse »

Chat with a live tutor who can help you answer those tough science fair project questions. Available between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. in English and Spanish. You'll need your library card and pin number to log in.

Science Online »

Explore your topic and delve into supporting articles and experiments, a conversion calculator, science dictionary, full-color diagrams, and essays on science in our lives.

Writing a Research Paper Virtual Gallery »

If your science fair project requires a written research paper or if you need help documenting your sources, the Writing a Research Paper virtual gallery takes you through the writing process. There are some great tools for creating bibliographies.

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Social

Instructables - Make, How To,
and DIY »

Users contribute all kinds of fun projects with step-by-step instructions. Try one out!

The Naked Scientists: Science Project Podcast »

The Naked Scientists are a group of physicians and researchers who make science fun and easy to understand. Listen to their podcast!

PBS Kids Go!: DragonflyTV Message Boards »

Discuss all kinds of science projects with other kids on the message boards from DragonflyTV and PBS.

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Library Materials

Science DVDs »

Titles cover physics, chemistry, magnets, electricity, volcanoes, and many other science topics.

Science Fair Fiction »

Get excited about the science fair by reading some lighthearted fiction about experiments gone wrong. Do not let your frog escape like one of these characters did!

Science Fair Projects »

Check out a book of experiments to browse for ideas for the science fair.

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Websites

Kids.gov Science Fair Projects »

The official kids' portal of the U.S. Government lists websites that include science fair projects from sources like the Department of Agriculture and U.S. Geological Survey.

Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers & Tools »

Let your natural interests guide you to investigating an experiment. Science Buddies' topic selection wizard suggests projects for you based on your due date, interests, and grade.

Science Fair Project Resource
Guide »

The Internet Public Library walks you through the science fair process
step-by-step.

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