Science can be fun, and one of the most practical ways to start having fun with science is by creating a science fair project. Ready to get started? These free resources will make your project easy.
First, here are a couple websites with information about science projects in general.
Basics of science projects:
Science Buddies has assembled science fair project ideas, answers, and tools.
How to do a science fair project:
This is an informative video series from NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory.
You can get ideas for your science projects at these websites, which feature weather and climate change.
Climate change activities:
National Center for Atmospheric Research.
The focus here is mainly on atmospheric issues. The site includes a section on climate change, with projects and data about climate change.
Science Fair project research guide:
Internet Public Library project guide.
Contains step by step guide to getting started, choosing a topic, completing the project and displaying it. The section on choosing a topic has lots of great ideas to get you started.
You can also consult a database like Today’s Science. You will need your library card number and PIN to log in from home. Clicl on the Resources drop down to find the Science Fair guide. This database, from Facts on File, is for high school and older students. It contains suggestions for developing a hypothesis, an experiment and repeatable outcomes for your science project.
Remember, if you need help, you can ask a librarian, either online, or at your neighborhood library.