Project Resources

Are you looking for science project ideas? Do you need guidance in doing your project? Check out our sample list of books and list of web sites.


The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects
Julianne Blair Bochinski Wiley Science Editions, 1991

Science fair success
Ruth J. Bombaugh.
Enslow Publishers, c1989.

1001 Ideas for Science Projects
Marion A. Brisk, Ph.D.
Prentice Hall, 1992

The young scientist’s guide to successful science projects
Sandra Markle
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1990.

Janice VanCleave’s guide to more of the best science fair projects
Janice Pratt VanCleave
John Wiley, 2000

100 first-prize make-it-yourself science fair projects
Glen Vecchione.
Sterling Pub., c1998.

Web Sites

Society for Science & the Public Website
The Society for Science & the Public is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of science among people of all ages through publications and educational programs. This site includes information on the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the Intel Science Talent Search, the Broadcom MASTERS, and the Directory of Science Training Programs.
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Each year, EISEF sends up to three student projects to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together over 1,200 students from 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips and the grand prize: $50,000 college scholarship and a high-performance computer.
ISEF Document Library
EISEF uses most of the same rules and forms as ISEF does. These documents help you to get started with your project for EISEF and to apply for ISEF.
Broadcom MASTERS Competition
The national science, technology, engineering, and math competition for U.S. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, the Broadcom® MASTERS® (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program of Society for Science & the Public, inspires and encourages the nation’s young scientists, engineers and innovators.
State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa (SSTFI)
The SSTFI is the state science fair for Iowa. The SSTFI is affliated with the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), for students in grades 6 through 8, and with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), for students in grades 9 through 12.
California State Science Fair
The California State Science Fair has an excellent resource page of science fair links to help you get started, including other fair and school district resource pages.
Internet Scout Project
The Internet Scout Project is designed to help you find the resources you need on the Internet. Funded in part by NSF, the project is devoted to finding online resources most valuable to the education community.
National Science Teachers Association
A great site with links to many other resources.
SciCentral News Alert
Gateway to the best scientific research news sources
World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Science Fairs
This Library page is an attempt to provide a single comprehensive list of every science fair accessible through the World Wide Web, whether of global or local scope.
Odyssey Magazine
This is the web site for Odyssey Magazine, the award-winning science magazine for young readers, ages 10–16! Explore the site for the latest news in science, and check out the special science features just for kids such as StarGazing with Jack Horkheimer, Ask A Scientist, live Webcams, and more!
Internet Public Library: Science Fair Project Resource Guide
Are you looking for some help with a science fair project? The IPL will guide you to a variety of web site resources, leading you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment.
School Science Fairs Homepage
This homepage is designed to aid students in the most difficult aspect of their science fair experience: getting an idea. It lists many science project ideas for all levels and offers links to other informational sites.
Science News for Kids
Science News for Kids is a Web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 13. Our goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials. is interested in all aspects of water that touch our daily lives. At home or work, clean water is important to everyone’s health. We focus on the safety, quality and enjoyment of our water supplies. also has two educational websites: student experiments, science fair water project kits. teachers, educators water experiments and demos.
Wikipedia “Science Fair” article
The ‘External Links’ section of the article links to a variety of resources on the web.


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