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Science Fair Resources

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Get ahead of the competition! Here are resources on a wide variety of topics specifically geared toward students participating in science fairs and contests.


Last-Minute Science Fair Projects: When Your Bunsen's Not Burning but the Clock's Really Ticking
Last-Minute Science Fair Projects: When Your Bunsen's Not Burning but the Clock's Really Ticking

All the experiments use common, easy to find materials, and there's valuable advice on creating an appealing presentation and writing a report to accompanying it.


The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects
The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects

Bochinski discusses various aspects of science fair projects, including advice on choosing a topic, doing research, developing experiments, organizing data results, and presenting a project to the judges.


More Award-Winning Science Fair Projects
More Award-Winning Science Fair Projects

This guide has forty award-winning science fair projects, a section on how to create a science fair project, and updates to science fair rules and science supply resources.


Earth Science Fair Projects: Using Rocks, Minerals, Magnets, Mud, and More
Earth Science Fair Projects: Using Rocks, Minerals, Magnets, Mud, and More

Through fun experiments, young scientists learn about the earth's layers and the rock cycle, the forces that change our planet's surface, and how rocks, minerals, and crystals form.


Plant and Animal Science Fair Projects: Using Beetles, Weeds, Seeds, and More
Plant and Animal Science Fair Projects: Using Beetles, Weeds, Seeds, and More

There are so many things to learn about plants and animals, and this book is a great place to get started. For students interested in competing in science fairs, the book contains lots of great suggestions and ideas for further experimentation.


365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials
365 Simple Science Experiments with Everyday Materials

With a huge variety of activities, projects, and experiments, readers will learn about scientific principles and get ideas for school science fairs from this outstanding resource.


The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science
The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science

Lively, hands-on, seemingly "dangerous" experiments that pop, ooze, crash, and teach! Create amazing yet simple experiments that demonstrate key scientific principles.


The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science
The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science

In a fun format, the author introduces simple scientific experiments to be done with items found in the kitchen or garden.


Super Sensational Science Fair Projects
Super Sensational Science Fair Projects

This book helps readers with creating and carrying out a science project by presenting an actual sample project. It also contains specific project ideas and strategies.


Chemistry Science Fair Projects Using Acids, Bases, Metals, Salts, and Inorganic Stuff
Chemistry Science Fair Projects Using Acids, Bases, Metals, Salts, and Inorganic Stuff

How much energy does it take to melt ice? How can you measure the density of a penny? Can you make an electric cell? This book is filled with experiments to help young scientists discover the answers to these and many other questions.


Chemistry Science Fair Projects Using French Fries, Gumdrops, Soap, and Other Organic Stuff
Chemistry Science Fair Projects Using French Fries, Gumdrops, Soap, and Other Organic Stuff

This book is filled with experiments to help you discover the world of organic chemistry. All you need are some common household materials.


Electricity and Magnetism Science Fair Projects: Using Batteries, Balloons, and Other Hair-Raising Stuff
Electricity and Magnetism Science Fair Projects: Using Batteries, Balloons, and Other Hair-Raising Stuff

Unlock the secrets of circuits, batteries, and magnets. Learn all about current, static charges, motors, and more. All you need are some common household materials.


Planet Earth Science Fair Projects: Using the Moon, Stars, Beach Balls, Frisbees, and Other Far-Out Stuff
Planet Earth Science Fair Projects: Using the Moon, Stars, Beach Balls, Frisbees, and Other Far-Out Stuff

Here is a place to find simple projects that will help young scientists begin to understand all aspects of planet Earth.


Science Fair Projects about the Properties of Matter Using Marbles, Water, Balloons, and More
Science Fair Projects about the Properties of Matter Using Marbles, Water, Balloons, and More

Learn all about density, pressure, collisions, expansion, contraction, and more. All you need are some common household materials.


Crimebusters: How Science Fights Crime
Crimebusters: How Science Fights Crime

Gifford looks at a variety of crimes and how forensic science can catch the criminals. This book also presents several simple forensic experiments that can be performed using ordinary objects.


How to Make Your Science Project Scientific
How to Make Your Science Project Scientific

Moorman discusses the basic principles of the scientific method, focusing on the various types of experiments that it may be applied to.


Extraordinary Research Projects
Extraordinary Research Projects

This is a guide to effective research techniques and report writing that includes a look at how to prepare for a science fair.


Blood and DNA Evidence: Crime-Solving Science Experiments
Blood and DNA Evidence: Crime-Solving Science Experiments

The real-life crime stories in this book are followed by science experiments and project ideas that highlight the forensic techniques used to solve the crime.


Cell and Microbe Science Fair Projects Using Microscopes, Mold, and More
Cell and Microbe Science Fair Projects Using Microscopes, Mold, and More

For students interested in competing in science fairs, this book contains lots of great suggestions and ideas for experiments on cells and microbes.


Fingerprints: Crime-Solving Science Experiments
Fingerprints: Crime-Solving Science Experiments

After learning some of the basics of fingerprint analysis, you will read about true crimes that were solved by forensic techniques that involve fingerprint analysis. Then you can do an experiment and test your crime-solving skills using a similar technique.


Hair, Clothing and Tire Track Evidence: Crime-Solving Science Experiments
Hair, Clothing and Tire Track Evidence: Crime-Solving Science Experiments

Compare hair samples from a mock crime scene, make a fiber reference collection, and analyze paint chips. Find terrific ideas for further experimentation so that you can create original science fair projects.


The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works
The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

Through hands-on activities that reinforce the lessons, students will learn about the effects of smoke on lungs, how the heart functions much like a liquid pump, and how cells are structured among other concepts.


Biology Projects for Young Scientists
Biology Projects for Young Scientists

This author features a collection of biological science projects that demonstrate concepts and aspects of photosynthesis, genetics, plant and animal development, cell structure, and biochemistry.


Janice VanCleave's A  Projects in Physics: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit.
Janice VanCleave's A Projects in Physics: Winning Experiments for Science Fairs and Extra Credit.

This invaluable guide to physics projects, written for middle and high school students, details how to put together projects that showcase key physics concepts.


Blue Ribbon Science Projects
Blue Ribbon Science Projects

From constructing a levitating magnet to figuring out how music affects your workout, these fun science fair projects will encourage you to learn more about a variety of interesting topics.


Teen Science Fair Sourcebook: Winning School Science Fairs and National Competitions
Teen Science Fair Sourcebook: Winning School Science Fairs and National Competitions

Find all the tips you'll need to create a successful, high-powered science fair project, from getting started to competing at a regional or national competition.


Computer Science Experiments
Computer Science Experiments

The experiments presented in this book utilize Internet-based computer research to teach key science concepts.


Ecosystem Science Fair Projects: Using Worms, Leaves, Crickets, and Other Stuff
Ecosystem Science Fair Projects: Using Worms, Leaves, Crickets, and Other Stuff

This text contains earth science projects that focus on the relationship between living things and their environment.


Environmental Science Experiments
Environmental Science Experiments

This book presents new, tested experiments related to the field of environmental science. It is a resource designed to promote interest in science, in and out of the classroom, and to improve critical-thinking skills.


Forensic Science Experiments
Forensic Science Experiments

Forensic science is an applied science that uses scientific principles to meet specific goals. Students will collect evidence, perform research, develop hypotheses, think analytically, conduct interviews, analyze data, employ deductive reasoning, draw conclusions, and finally share their results with others.


Physical Science Experiments
Physical Science Experiments

These experiments explore the fundamentals of physics and chemistry, the interactions between matter and energy, and how one can be created from the other.