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Thanks so much to everyone who sent links or ideas for science fair 
projects.   Following are some of the answers I received.

Again thank-you from
Nancy Stiner
7-12 Media Specialist
Iowa Falls, Iowa

To find websites related to science fair projects, go to 
 In the form type "science fair projects" and click 'GO'.
You will find a few.

I put together a pathfinder on my library website for my students: 

Take a look at: 

*Science Fair Web Sites*

Before you begin thinking about what experiment you want to try for the 
Science Fair, come into the library and browse the 500’s for books on a 
variety of science subjects. The sites listed below will also help you 
get started on a great project.

Cyber Fair: Steps to Prepare a Science Fair Project  
This site has one-sentence explanations of each part of a science fair. 
One of the steps described is presenting your project to judges. This 
may or may not be a part of your science fair. The site also has an 
explanation of what makes a good project and an explanation of how to 
come up with your own science fair project.

Discovery Channel School: Science Fair Central 
"Creative investigations into the real world."  This site provides a 
complete guide to science fair projects.  Check out the 'Handbook' which 
features information from Janice VanCleave, a popular author who 
provides everything you need to know for success.  You can even send her 
a question about your project.

Experimental Science Projects: An Introductory Level Guide 
An excellent resource for students doing an experiment-based science 
fair project. There are links on this page to a more advanced guide and 
an example of an actual experiment-based project.

Gateway to Educational Materials: Science Fair Projects 
The Gateway to Educational Materials extensive and detailed step-by-step 
guide to doing a science fair project.

How to do a Science Fair Project: 
Mr. Gartland's Science fair page includes help on choosing a topic, the 
scientific method, planning your project, the presentation, and the 
report. Aimed at Junior High students.

Science Fair Primer <>
A site to help students get started and run a science fair project.

Science Fair Project on the Web:Step by step instructions 
A detailed science fair help site. Step by step instructions on the 
science fair project. Categories include observation, question, 
hypothesis, method, result, conclusion, presentation.

Science Fair Project Guidebook 
The State of South Carolina publishes a K-12 science fair guidebook. It 
can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The Kids Guide to Science Projects <>
"So, you've been assigned by your teacher to do a science project and 
you don't know where to begin. Well, a science experiment is nothing 
more than a way to solve a problem. These pages have been created to 
give you some ideas and resources, show you how to start, and take you 
step by step through the scientific process."

Science Project Guidelines 
The scientists at the Kennedy Space Center have participated in judging 
local school science fairs for many years and have some great 
suggestions for student research projects.

The Ultimate Science Fair Resource <>
A variety of resources and advice.

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