Selected Internet Resources - Science Fair Projects This is list of science fair related sites compiled for convenience and informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Oakland Unified School district. Science Project http://www.scienceproject.com This is a website for science project ideas, information and support. One of the few sites that has suggestions for primary projects geared more toward demonstration and observation rather than experimentation. Membership required for detailed information. Discovery Channel School: Science Fair Central http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/scifairstudio/handbook/ The site covers all you need to know for science fair success, from the scientific method to the display. Cool-Science-Projects http://www.cool-science-projects.com/index.html Good advice for every aspect of a science fair project: topic ideas, research, data recording, display making, and more! One of the few sites offering project ideas for primary grade. Dr. Shawn's 10 Easy Steps to Science Fair Success http://www.scifair.org/articles/steps.shtml Dr. Shawn lists ten steps to a good science fair project, including a detailed outline for planning your experiment. Cyber Fair: Idea Generation http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/ideas.html Offers sample topics, as well as tips and hints for thinking up your own ideas. Twin Groves Middle School http://www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us/ScienceInternet/GetStarted.html Gives excellent advice on using your own observations to generate a broad idea and then narrow it down to a workable idea. With many links to topics, organized by category. Science Fairs http://www.cdli.ca/sciencefairs/ A list of many, many topic ideas, organized by difficulty and category. CMS Science Fair Idea Box http://www.qacps.k12.md.us/cms/sci/fair/IDEASFR.HTM#LIST An extensive list of ideas for your science fair project. Browse through the list, or select one of the category headings to jump right to the topic that interests you. What Makes a Good Science Fair Project? - California State Science Fair http://www.usc.edu/CSSF/Resources/Good_Project.html Explains the difference between a good hypothesis and a poor one, as well as why "getting the right answer is NOT the purpose of a Science Fair project." A list of common mistakes is found at the end. 7 Steps To A Successful Project http://investigate.conservation.org/xp/IB/sciencefairs/7steps/step1.xml Follow these 7 steps to complete a science project, from devising a research question to creating the presentation.. How to Display Results http://www.twingroves.district96.k12.il.us/ScienceInternet/Display.html Learn how to make a backboard display, prepare an oral presentation, or write up a presentation paper. FactMonster: Science Fair Projects http://www.factmonster.com/cig/science-fair-projects/ understanding-using-scientific-method.html Find out about the scientific method, where it came from, and why you need to use it!