Science Fun and Experiments

Introduction

Science Fun and ExperimentsCheck out some books, web sites, and databases to help your creative juices flowing with your science fair projects and experiments!

Internet Links
Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception logo

Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception
http://www.exploratorium.edu/
Explore exhibitions, webcasts, activities and other resources from the Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception.

NASA logo
NASA Kid's Page
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html
Includes games, activities, and a ton of fun related to space travel and the universe.

 

American Museum of Natural History logoOlogy: American Museum of Natural History’s Science Website for Kids
http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology
Explore different fields of science while playing games, taking quizzes, watching videos, and more.
 


PBS Kids ZoomPBS Kids Zoom
http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/
Experiments and fun activities in chemistry, the five senses, sound, and much, much more.

 

USA KIds, logo
 Science Buddies
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/index.htm
This website offers ideas and tips for choosing a science fair project, explains scientific method, and also lists national science fair competitions for those who are interested. Also contains an "ask the expert" feature, where you can get help fast!

 
Discovery Education: Science Fair Central Science Fair Central
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/
Need help completing your science fair project?  This site gives you a detailed "how-to" guide, lots of project ideas, links to site for scientific research, plus guides for teachers and parents, and a project timeline to help you finish on time!
 
 
The iSchool at Drexel: Science Fair Resource GuideScience Fair Resource Guide
http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/
A helpful guide to completing your science fair project, from coming with a great idea, to writing the final report and making your presentation.
 
 
 
Articles & Databases
Your one-stop science shop!  Search this electronic database for science projects, fun science games and activities, science in the news, biographies of scientists and science information by subject.
 

Print Resources
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101 Great Science Experiments, book cover101 Great Science Experiments
by Neil Ardley
Describe 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

 
Gardening With Children, book cover I Wonder Why Soap Makes Bubbles and Other Questions About Science
by Barbara Taylor
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Questions and answers to various science areas including "What makes bathroom mirrors fog up?" and "Why do rainbows happen?".

 
Soda Pop Science Projects book coverSoda Pop Science Projects: Experiments with Carbonated Soft Drinks
by Thomas R. Rybolt
Got some soda?  You can do a variety of experiments that demonstrate the properties of liquids, gas and acids.

 
101 Things You Should Know About Science101 Things You Should Know About Science
by Sonia Mehta
Presents one hundred one important science facts, covering topics ranging from microscopic quarks to gigantic stars and black holes.
 
 
Janice VanCleave's Help!: My Science Project is Due Tomorrow! book coverJanice VanCleave's Help! My Science Project is Due Tomorrow!: Easy Experiments You Can Do Overnight
by Janice Pratt Van Cleave
Put off your project until the last minute? This easy-to-use book gives instruction for experiments and activities that can be done quickly.

 
The Science of Air: Projects and Experiments with Air and FlightThe Science of Air: Projects and Experiments with Air and Fight
by Steve Parker

Introduces simple principles involving air and offers activities that can be done at home, accompanied by helpful illustrations.
 

Prize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious KidsPrize-Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids
by Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb

This creative collection of science fair projects tells you how to create slime, video games, and much, much more with simple, easy-to-follow instructions.
 

Nifty NatureNifty Nature
by Shar Levine and Leslie Johnstone
illustrated by Steve Harpster
The Alden children help solve a case surrounding missing vegetables and vandalism in the community garden.