Science projects and science fairs

Image: Crooked River Elementary Science Fair 2012 by Rachel Wente-Chaney on Flickr

This collection of websites provides ideas for the science fair. Includes information on the scientific method and how write a hypothesis, and instructions on how to conduct experiments. SCIS 1525188 has a large collection of ideas and experiments for the science fair and is suitable for all age levels. The content can be searched by grade level (US) and/or science area. Has advertisements.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

JVC's Science Fair Projects

This is the website of well-known science writer Janice VanCleave. It contains science information and experiments for learners of all ages and stages.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search terms science fair.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists are a group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University (UK). Their website includes science experiments, podcasts, articles and video clips. It also has good information on kitchen science experiments.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Science Bob

“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is a science teacher and TV presenter. His website explains the scientific method, contains science fair ideas and provides links to other quality science websites.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Science Buddies

Science Buddies offers a multitude of online resources (including how to construct a hypothesis) for students, teachers, and parents involved in science fairs.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online and Science in Context offer comprehensive information on science, at junior and advanced levels. School log-on and password required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Argus, by Michelle Knudsen, 2011 (picture book)
Itch, by Simon Mayo, 2012 (fiction)
Oh no: (or, how my science project destroyed the world), by Mac Barnett, 2010

Conducting an Experiment Using the Scientific Method. Danyelle Covay. Youtube.5:26