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Science Fair Ideas

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Mop Top the Hip Hop Scientist Celebrates African Americans in the Sciences

November 15, 2011 -- Submitted by Jackie Johnson, a reader from Raleigh, North Carolina, who is affiliated with the site.

African American scientists, mathematicians, and inventors…the premise of this site is to create a love of learning for all children!


Experiland Science Education

October 4, 2011 -- Submitted by Jere Botes, a teacher from South Africa, who is affiliated with the site.

Experiland lets you enjoy and learn about the amazing world of science with fun, tried and tested science projects in five main categories suitable for elementary and middle school children. Many fun free science experiment ideas & information are available on our site.

The Science Siblings

January 31, 2011 -- Submitted by Bryan, a reader from Land O Lakes, FL, who is affiliated with the site.

Kevin Temmer, a Land O Lakes, Florida, International Baccalaureate senior high school student, created this animated introduction to the middle school science fair as part of an IB community service project.

Science Buddies Career Profiles

January 26, 2011 -- Submitted by Justin Spahn, a reader from CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Our science career profiles are designed to engage students by providing them with:
examples of the type of work someone might do on the job; detailed information about the career (including salary, economic outlook, degree requirements, etc…); links to interviews; videos showcasing the work or an individual on the job.

Science Fair Girl

October 18, 2010 -- From Austen, a reader from St Augustine Florida, who is not affiliated with the site.

ScienceFairGirl is a website with free resources for science fair students. There are separate sections for middle and high school aged students to best help each group. The site gives lessons on basic principles critical to science fair type projects and empowers kids to excel in educational ventures.

SEA-MONKEYS RULE!

May 1, 2010 -- From Simon, a reader, from England, who is affiliated with the site.

Offers a fact file, journal, help, images, and videos of real life sea-monkeys.

Science Fair Project Ideas

April 30, 2010 -- From Patrick, a reader, from Redwood City, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Education.com has 100s of science fair project ideas that can be easily sorted by grade level or subject area. There are also helpful articles with advice on completing projects.

Education.com Science Fair Projects

March 20, 2010 -- From Patrick, a reader, from Redwood City, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Great science fair resources sortable by grade level and topic to make browsing easier!

Sand Dollars: Math on the Beach

November 7, 2009 -- From Evelynsaenz, a teacher, from Florida, who is affiliated with the site.

One day at the beach in Costa Rica my daughter and I were digging in the sand making sandcastles when we ran across a live sand dollar. Finding a dead exoskeleton would have been exciting but finding a live sand dollar was unbelievable!

We held it in our hands and felt the tiny hairs on the underside of it’s body tickle our skin ans the animal tried to get away from us and wiggle it’s way back down into the sand. We turned it over and watched it’s mouth moving in the center of it’s flat body.We set it down in the sand and watched it filter sand and water through it’s body and out the five holes that radiate out from the center.

Then we started to feel just under the surface of the sand as the tide washes the waves back and forth and began to find more sand dollars. At first we found one or two. Then we found them by the tens. We soon realized that there were hundreds, thousands and possibly millions of sand dollars right there on that beach.

Talk about a teaching moment!

We spent the rest of the day observing, drawing, measuring and counting sand dollars. This lens is about the math that can be learned at the beach while observing sand dollarsl

The Kids’ Science Challenge

June 17, 2009 -- From Jim, a reader from New York State, USA, who is affiliated with the site.

The Kids’ Science Challenge is a national competition challenging 3rd to 6th graders to come up with new ideas in collaboration with real scientists and engineers. More than a competition, kids who visit the website can learn about the science behind candy making and skateboard engineering, among other themes. We offer curricula, games, videos and fun science activities to download and do at home or school. The Kids’ Science Challenge is a free competition supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.