Many students participate in science fairs or are assigned to do science projects or experiments for class. This guide will help you find the information you will need to complete a science project.
What is a science project? Where do I start? What steps do I need to follow? What is the scientific method? If you are just beginning your research and need basic, general information about science projects here are some Web sites that can help you.
Science Buddies Science Fair Project Guide
Step by step information on how to do a science project from beginning to end.
Dragonfly TV Science Fair Success
Twelve steps to a winning science fair project from the show on PBS Kids.
IPL Kidspace: Science Fair Project Resource Guide
The Internet Public Library’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide will help you through the whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent web resources.
What Makes a Good Science Fair Project?
A guide written by the judges of the California State Science Fair.
The Science Fair Handbook, Anthony D. Fredericks. Ed.D.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin provides this handbook as part of their textbook support materials for students and teachers.
Do you need to find the perfect project? Would you like to find instructions for a project or subject you have in mind? These resources include lists of projects and instructions for performing them.
Databases (accessible from any computer with your Pratt Library card)
Curriculum Resource Center
Go to the "Science Experiments" section on the main page.
Click on "Experiments" under "Browse Science Resources."
Science Reference Center
In the Advanced Search, limit Document Type to "Science Experiment." Then search for the kind of experiment that interests you.
Science Buddies Science Fair Project Ideas, Answers and Tools
This site provides many science projects and allows you to narrow by general area of science or take a quiz to determine what experiments will interest you.
Newton’s Apple: Science Fair
Links to “try-its” and lesson activities related to topics presented on the show produced by Twin Cities Public Television.
Dragonfly TV Science Fair
Use the “Super Science Spinner” to determine your topic or browse a list of projects divided by area of science.
IPL Kidspace Science Fair Project Resource Guide – Choosing a Topic
If you need to decide what type of project you want to do, the Internet Public Library’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide provides resources that will help you.
You may need more information to use as background for your project, to create a hypothesis, or to write your report. These resources provide science information that may be useful in researching your project.
National Science Digital Library
NSDL is the Nation’s online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
US NSF - Classroom Resources
A collection of lessons and web resources for teachers, students and families complied by the National Science Foundation.
IPL Kidspace: Science Fair Project Resource Guide – Tools and Research
Resources specifically for students who need more information to beef up their science projects. Links to “Ask an Expert” are also provided.
IPL Teenspace – Science
Resources to help teens with science homework compiled by the Internet Public Library.
Remember, the Enoch Pratt Free Library has plenty of books about science projects too! Visit us and we’ll show you what is available.
Please feel free to contact us if you need additional help. You may call us at (410) 396-5484, email us, or write to us at:
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Central Library/State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201