Science Fair Project Ideas

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

Science Labs – Learning Zone for Kids

April 9, 2009 -- From Compare4kids, a teacher, from London, England, who is affiliated with the site.

Science Labs is a collection of resources, which is easy to follow and aimed at engaging children with their science learning. There are resources for many science topics at elementary school level (primary school in the UK), which can be carried out with a teacher, on your own, or as cross-curricular with ICT.

SKS Science Fair Projects

January 27, 2009 -- From Sean, a reader, from New York, USA, who is affiliated with the site.

SKS Science Products is an online distributor of labware. Featuring science fair project ideas with video demonstrations for your class curriculum.

The Virtual Science Fair Project of the Day

November 3, 2008 -- From Julian, a teacher, from Israel, who is affiliated with the site.

Everyday will be posted a new, randomly selected, virtual science fair project. Project information includes subject, grade level, type, cost, awards, short description and URL.