Science Fair

On the Shelves @ Crocker Library

  • You’ll find books about science experiments on the shelves in the Dewey Decimal number range 500-510.

Online Resources

Oakland Public Library

The Oakland Public Library (OPL) has research databases including Popular Science and Kids Infobits. Look for these databases on the OPL Homework help page.

***In order to use OPL databases, you’ll need a library card and a 4-digit PIN number.***

    Britannica Online 

    Britannica Online is the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica. It contains articles, images, video clips, and links to additional resources on a wide range of topics. Can’t remember the user name and password? Check your bookmark or ask the librarian

    Science Buddies: Science Buddies has lot of ideas for science fair projects, a project wizard to help you select a topic.

    Science Fair Central: This website is sponsored by Discovery Education. You’ll find lots of project ideas and tips on every step of the science fair process including: selecting a project, conducting an experiment, and making an outstanding presentation.

    Internet Public Library for Kids Science Fair Project Resource Guide: This website provides helpful links on every step of the science fair process.

    Steve Spangler Science Fair Pages: If you’re looking for a little inspiration this is a great place to start! You’ll find ideas, videos, and more.

    Vicki Cobb’s We Dare You! Videos: Watch students perform fun science experiments and get a little inspiration for the science fair.

Project Guidelines

2011 Science Fair Letter (PDF)

Project Template – Upper Grades (PDF)

Science Fair Rubric (PDF)