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					1. Science Buddies Topic Selection Wizard
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/register_guest.php
The Topic Selection Wizard will help ask you enough questions to decide what kind of science
you’ll most enjoy doing. An excellent aid!

2. All Science Fair Projects
http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/
Find hundreds of projects under Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences, and Engineering.
Browse through the projects, or use the search engine to find a specific topic and complete
instructions.

3. Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/fair/ideasframe.htm
Agriculture usually doesn't get a category at science fairs, but the ideas here for agricultural
science fair projects can lead you to projects in botany, chemistry, environmental science, or
even medicine.

4. Energy Quest Science Fair Projects
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/index.html#chemical
Ideas from the California Energy Commission on all kinds of energy topics: Chemical/Stored,
Electrical, Geothermal, Hydrological (Water), Nuclear, Solar, and Wind Energy. Also ideas on
Saving Energy and Transportation.

5. Science Fair Idea Exchange
http://scienceclub.org/scifair.html
Read what other students have done in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Psychology
for simple, medium, or advanced projects. Some students describe their projects completely,
while others just tell you the main idea

Need help with the steps of the scientific method? (definition of control, variable, procedure etc.).
This link provides good basic info:

6. ScienceStuff.com
http://sciencefairproject.virtualave.net/scientific_method.htm
Learn how to design your experiment so that it provides a valid answer to your research question.

				
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