Science Fair ResourcesDear Teachers, We know there is so much available online, but sometimes that's the problem: not only can it be overwhelming, but much of it is just plain bad. So we'd like to share some of our favorite "go to" science fair resources with you. We've included a list of sites, books, and equipment that we hope will help make your searching easier and expand your repertoire of projects. Happy experimenting!
Project idea websites:http://www.sciencebuddies.org/ http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/ http://www.sciencefair-projects.org/ http://ei.cornell.edu/topics.html Students can look for abstracts of past projects on the: California State Science Fair site
http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/ Intel International Science and Engineering Fair site
https://apps2.societyforscience.org/abstracts/ Students SHOULD NOT be allowed to use
Use a more sophisticated device to gather your data:UV meter IR meter Kill-a-Watt Multi-meter Moisture meter
Use a cell phone!It can be a: Microscope (http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Smartphone-to-digital-microscope-conversion/) Sound meter (iAnalyzer Lite) Flower Field guide (Like That Garden) Altimeter (My Altitude)
Books:Painless Science Projects
Faith Hickman Brynie Ph.D. Botany on Your Plate
Katharine D. Barrett Human Body Explorations
Karen Kalumuck Creepy Crawlies and the Scientific Method
Sally Kneidel Edison Etc.
Bk Hixson The Complete Science Fair Handbook for Teachers and Parents
Anthony D. Fredericks and Isaac Asimov Listen. Write. Present.
Stephanie Roberson Barnard and Deborah St James Using Statistics in Science Projects
Melanie Jacobs Krieger Success with Science: Winner's Guide to High School Research
Shiv Gaglani and Maria Elena De Obaldia