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Explore your topic and delve into supporting articles and experiments, a conversion calculator, science dictionary, full-color diagrams, and essays on science in our lives.
If your science fair project requires a written research paper or if you need help documenting your sources, the Writing a Research Paper virtual gallery takes you through the writing process. There are some great tools for creating bibliographies.
Users contribute all kinds of fun projects with step-by-step instructions. Try one out!
The Naked Scientists are a group of physicians and researchers who make science fun and easy to understand. Listen to their podcast!
Discuss all kinds of science projects with other kids on the message boards from DragonflyTV and PBS.
Titles cover physics, chemistry, magnets, electricity, volcanoes, and many other science topics.
Get excited about the science fair by reading some lighthearted fiction about experiments gone wrong. Do not let your frog escape like one of these characters did!
Check out a book of experiments to browse for ideas for the science fair.
Let your natural interests guide you to investigating an experiment. Science Buddies' topic selection wizard suggests projects for you based on your due date, interests, and grade.
The Internet Public Library walks you through the science fair process