The purpose of this site is to help students, parents and teachers with their science fair assignments. We offer topics, ideas, experiments, resources and sample projects by academic level: primary school, elementary school, middle school and high school.
This site provides resources classified into the following groups (click the links):
Remember that scientific subjects many times overlap and a good idea could be found in more than one branch of science. Overlapping possibilities:
- Branches of Science (chemistry, electronics, biology, etc.).
- Interdisciplinary Topics - topics that in most cases have an interdisciplinary nature (fire, pesticides, music, energy, etc)
- Famous Experiments & Inventions - students are invited to repeat famous experiments/inventions (Mendel's pea plant experiment, Edison's light bulb, etc.)
- Science Fair Projects Index A-Z - hundreds of subjects, topics and subtopics organized in alphabetical order (all what our site has to offer).
- Science Experiment Encyclopedia by Subject - experiments that you can turn into fair projects.
- Free Complete Project Examples by Grade Level
- New and Innovative Science Fair Project Ideas and Topics
- The Virtual Science Fair Project of the Day Blog - Everyday is posted a new, randomly selected, fair project.
- Physics Demonstration Videos - For the better understanding of basic physics concepts.
- Project Search Engine - If you haven't found your project yet, try this powerful search engine.
For example, the water subject could be found in botany (irrigation), chemistry (water chemistry), environment (water pollution, drinking water quality), renewable energy (water energy), Earth sciences (oceanography) and more. For this end and similar topics consult the Interdisciplinary Topics section.
- Botany, environment, chemistry, biology
- Earth sciences, environment
- Solar energy, electricity, electronics, physics
- Environment, zoology
- Physics, engineering
The topics, as mentioned above, are presented by academic level when possible: primary school (grades K-3), elementary school (grades 4-6), middle school (grades 7-9), high school (grades 10-12). In this respect we would like to mention that a suitable project idea could be found in two neighboring levels, for example:
At the end of each section are listed "useful links" that offer more scientific background and links that offer additional information about science fair procedures and "how to".
- Primary school – elementary school
- Elementary school – middle school
- Middle school – high school
In general our pages offer topics, ideas, resources, experiments and sample projects. The resources are of two types: reference resources (marked by “R”) that include theoretical background, experiments or both, and sample projects (marked by “S”) that include complete science fair projects.
For citation guides and style manuals click the following links:
Remember that these project ideas, samples and outlines are meant to help you complete your own science fair project. But it is dishonest and unethical to copy someone else's project and submit it as if it were your own. That is called plagiarism. It is okay to do the same project as someone else, or review what others have done so you can make your project better, but do not copy and pretend it is yours.
Experiment activities could be very dangerous. All the experiments and activities in this site should be supervised by teachers or adults familiar with electrical and hazardous materials safety procedures and general safety procedures. Pay attention to the safety links.
We hope our site will be of help,
Science Fair Projects and Experiments Staff