Science Fair Resources

The Science Fair Page

Finding a Project

The first four sites are good places to start looking for ideas.

  • Science BuddiesHands-on scientific investigations are acknowledged to be the best way to teach science literacy. Science Buddies supports these activities by providing free science fair project ideas, answers, and tools to teachers, parents, and students from all walks of life. Our objective is to save our users' time while guiding them to a successful outcome. By reducing the hassles of doing a science fair project, Science Buddies aspires to improve project quality and increase science fair participation, turning a good learning experience into a great one.
  • Canada Wide Science FairYou can view the titles and a short description of all the projects displayed at the Canada Wide Science Fair since 2005.
  • Canada Wide Virtual Science FairThe Virtual Science Fair is an annual online science, technology and web site building contest. Teams consisting of one or more students study a science, technology or environmental topic of their interest and then create a web site to display their work on the Internet. Web site hosting is provided and help in building the web site is available. All previous science fair projects are available for study on line.
  • Dr Shawn's Science Fair Support CenterDr Shawn Carson is an award winning science educator, who wrote theAmateur Scientistcolumn in the Scientific American for its last few years. Dr. Shawn's Science Fair Project Support Center is all about helping you have more fun and get better results with your science project. You'll learn how to get help, keep a laboratory notebook, pick the best project, even how to stay calm in front of the judges. Commercial site.
  • Science Fair ProjectsHundreds of free science fair projects are categorized under the following topics: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science and Engineering. You can then sort the projects alphabetically or by their level of difficulty.
  • IPL Kidspace- Science Fair Project GuideAre you looking for some help with a science fair project? If so, then you have come to the right place. The The Internet Public Library will guide you to a variety of web site resources, leading you through the necessary steps to successfully complete a science experiment.
  • Science Fair CentralBy Discoveryschool.com, this site is the best starting point for students, teachers and parents. Teachers check out the "Science Fair Organizer" Everything you need to start and tons of ideas and links. Tip Sheets, Project Ideas, Questions and Ideas,
  • Sandlot ScienceSandLotScience.com features the world's most mind-boggling optical illusions including games, puzzles, and artwork! We have 100's of Original Exhibits, Real-time Demonstrations, and Live Interactive Illusions.
  • Following the Path of Discovery: Repeat Famous Experiments and InventionsWow! Do the experiments that repeat the experiments that famous scientists did.The main goal is to enable science fair enthusiasts, students, teachers and science hobbyists in general to repeat famous experiments and inventions.
  • Easy Science Experiment ProjectsWelcome to the ever-growing, ever-changing collection of Steve Spangler's favorite science experiments, recipes and cool science projects.
  • Math Projects for Science FairsA good site with lots of ideas if you are mathematically inclined
  • Science Fair Ideas ExchangeNow here's a good concept. Got a good idea? Give one, take one!
  • KidsLoveKits comEducational products for students and schools Educational products for students and schools Ideas for kids and their science projects. Kits for some projects can be purchased at this site.

Stepping your Project up to the Next Level

These sites will help you give your project that "WOW!" factor.

  • Stepping Up GuideStepping Up is a guide for students who have completed a science fair project and competed at a regional or Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). It is intended to help these students take their project to the next level – to compete for a CWSF medal or a place on Team Canada-ISEF. The guide is written by alumni of the Canada Wide Science Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and is a project of Youth Science Foundation Canada through its SMARTS and Alumni initiatives.
  • Student Mentorship Association Regarding Technology and Science - SMARTSThe Student Mentorship Association Regarding Technology and Science (SMARTS) is a student-run program within Youth Science Canada that promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities among students in Grades 7 through 12.
  • The Archimedes Initiative.Through interviews with students at both regional and national science fairs, this site explores all aspects of doing a science fair project:
    • In the videos are students talking to students . . .
    • Why should I do a project?
    • How do I choose my project?
    • How do I design my experiments, collect and analyze data, come to conclusions?
    • How do I deal with judges?
    • What do I do when I run into a problem?
    • What is it like working in a team?

Primary (K-3)

  • Science Fair ProjectsThis is the search result for all elementary science projects from the the site named "All Science Fair Projects"
  • School science projectsInstructions for easy science projects & experiments. Plus lists of science project ideas and topics.

Junior (4-6)

Intermediate (7-9)

  • Science Fair Projects ListThis is the result of a search for all grades seven to nine science fair projects around the site " All Science Fair Projects"
  • Junior projectsThis page gives some suggestions for science fair project ideas based on microorganisms. It is clear that the microorganisms used for these projects are considered safe.
  • Science Projects at Light-Science.comScience Project List

Senior (10-12)

  • Science Fair Projects ListThis is the result of a search for all grade 10 to 12 science fair projects from "All Science Fair Projects"
  • Information Unlimited - ScienceA Catch-all site that has tons of links to all kinds of projects. Suitable for the techies in the crowd but some good suggestions for others.
  • Forensic Science Project IdeasAlthough this Forensic Science site is not specifically for science fair projects it provides many areas of exploration of those students interested in developing projects along this line.
  • Anatomy and Physiology AnimationsNot a Science Project site but lots of ideas by looking at the topics. Anatomy & Physiology II Animations, Movies & Interactive Tutorial Links

Regional Science Fairs

There are over 100 regional science fairs throughout Canada.

Find yours by clicking here.

Here are links to three of them:

National Ethics Committee

Humans

If your project involves the participation of Humans, one of these, youmustvisit the web site of theNational Ethics Committee, to make sure that you follow all the rules.

Animals

If your project uses animals, youmustvisit the web site of theNational Ethics Committee, to make sure that you follow all the rules.