Science Fair: Resources

Looking for some ideas or help getting started with your project?

Check with the librarians at Bowman School and at Lexington’s Cary Memorial Library for research books and other resources.

Visit the Discovery Center at the Boston Museum of Science and speak with any of their scientists for ideas.

Visit the Science Discovery Museum in Acton for ideas and inspiration.

This Boston Museum of Science website features different activities each month and all the previous activities are archived. These activities or experiments are designed for toddlers up to age 8.
This organization is supported through a partnership between IBM Corporation, the New York Hall of Science, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers, and science centers worldwide.
This site is great for projects about the environment or weather.
This site contains numerous ideas for science fair projects. 
This site provides some interesting dental experiments for kids.
This site provides some engineering games and projects.

Here is a small sample of books that might be helpful in thinking about your science fair project:

  • The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! by Tim Robinson
  • Prize Winning Science Fair Projects for Curious Kids by Joe Rhatigan and Rain Newcomb
  • So You Have to Do a Science Fair Project by Joyce Henderson
  • Janice VanCleave’s A+ Science Fair Projects by Janice Pratt VanCleave
  • Janice VanCleave’s Guide to More of the Best Science Fair Projects by Janice Pratt VanCleave
  • 101 Great Science Experiments by Neil Ardley
  • 365 Simple Science Experiments with Every Day Materials by E. Richard Churchill, Louis V. Loeschnig, Muriel Mandell and Frances Zweifel
  • Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun by Steve Spangler
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