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Science Fair Projects & Ideas

Science Buddies – lots of ideas, including science projects, a project guide, ask an expert, and more.

ipl2 for Kids – this science fair project resource guide clearly defines the steps for your project, and includes many excellent resources to support you along the way.

Science Fair Central – science fair projects & presentations with detailed information for every step. Projects for all grade levels, from elementary through high school. Tips for parents on supporting young scientists, too.

Branches of Science: Science Fairs

Exploring Nature

Science Buddies

PebbleGo – wonderful reading and research site for emergent readers! Visit all three databases, Animals, Earth and Space, and Biographies. You will need a password to access this site outside of the Bellingham School district network. See Mariann Strachan or Ernie Selig in the Carl Cozier library.

World Book Online – well organized online encyclopedia. Leveled for readers of all ages. Subscription site. You will need a password to access this site outside of the Bellingham School district network. See Mariann Strachan or Ernie Selig in the Carl Cozier library

NetTrekker – Excellent, subscription search tool for all students. Offers reading and world language support. You will need a password to access this site outside of the Bellingham School district network. See Mariann Strachan or Ernie Selig in the Carl Cozier library.

ELibrary – searches newspapers, magazines, photos, video, and transcripts

General Science Sites with Multiple Topics

Science Companion Prime – third grade science studies!

Scholastic StudyJams – videos to explain science & math concepts, from Scholastic.

Exploring Nature – natural science resource for students and teachers. Information, illustrations and activities. Leveled. Excellent site!

BioKids – Kids’ Inquiry of Diverse Species – The Critter Catalog is a great resource for research on different animal species. The site also includes field guides of tracks and signs, and invertebrates.

enature (National Audubon Society) – field guides, habitat guides, ask an expert – this site is a real find!

The Exploratorium – San Francisco science museum’s electronic version of hands-on exhibits

Fossweb – official site of inquiry-based Foss Science Curriculum.

Resources for Science Learning – a must-visit site promoting science and technology

Inventions

Science activities from the BBC – Interactive science activities to support learning in the areas of Living Things, Materials, and Physical Processes. Great site!

Science News For Kids – information and resources on science topics for young people. Organized by topic.

Environments

Biomes of the World – visit the rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, grassland and temperate forest

Panoramas, North America – 360 degree panoramas of a variety of ecosystems around North America. Just move your mouse over the photos to start panning!

Space Science

NASA’s SpacePlace – Loaded with current information, this site offers powerful visual images, quality information & simulations, live opportunities to talk to NASA scientists & engineers, stories & games. THE go-to place for space science information.

Scale of the Universe – view the universe, from the smallest subatomic particles to the most distant galaxies!

Space Science News for Kids – read articles about the most current news in space science.

A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System – one star, eight planets and more . . .

Earth Science

Geography and Geology for Kids

U. S. Geological Survey – “science quality and integrity are the bedrock of our science.”

U.S.G.S. Earthquakes Hazards Program – maps, annimations, lots of detailed information about earthquakes

Rock Hound – discover how rocks are formed!

Interactive Rock Cycle Animation – watch a video of rock formating processes, and read detailed informtaion along the way.

The Stupid Page of Rocks – NOT stupid information about igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

Rocks for Kids – a site for kids of all ages who love rocks. Lots of information!

VolcanoWorld – images and info from real volcanologists. Billed as the Web’s premier source for volcano information.

Living Things – Sea

The Rocky Shore – Search for your favorite critter, solve a riddle, do a crossword puzzle, more. Photographs & information.

Animal Guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Learn about living things in and around the sea.

Splash Zone! – Activities about the different ocean environments

Ocean Animals – Information on echinoderms, including sea stars, sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers.

Tide Pool Animals – learn about tide pool animals from this site created by students, for students!

Scorpian Fish – read all about this tidepool animal!

Short-spined Sea Scorpion or Short-spined Bullhead – especially for Ella!

Living Things – Land

All About Butterflies – Learn about a butterfly’s life cycle, its anatomy, and much more!

Butterflies & Moths of North America – see which butterflies live in certain areas. You can even search Whatcom County!

Butterfly Metamorphosis – See the four stages

Cow’s Eye Dissection – step-by-step, from the Exploratorium

Nutrition and the Food Pyramid – Click on the food pyramd to find out about the nutrition found in different foods.

Plants – Great Plant Escape – Facts, mysteries & activities, all about plant growth & development.

Taking Care of Our Earth

Environmental Kids Club – information, simulations and activities on important environmental concepts from the EPA.

Recycle City – This site is hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Explore Recycle City to see what they are doing to reduce waste and clean up their environment. The play the Dumpcity Game and see if you can clean it up!

All About Salmon

Salmon, the Incredible Traveling Fish – rich, readable site for all ages. Excellent photos.

Did You Know? Fast Facts About Salmon – description, habitat, and more.

Endangered Species

Endangered Means There’s Still Time – a slide show about endangered, threatened & extinct animals.

Eco-Pros Endangered Species – this site includes definitions and a lists of links covering a wide range of endangered species.

Locations:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Endangered Species Program – read about threatened and endangered species across the USA. Search by location or species.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Image Library – copyright-free photographs and illustrations of all sorts of plants and wildlife

Water and the Water Cycle

Matching Fun – How many gallons of water are used for certain activities?

Interactive Water Cycle – Learn about the water cycle.

The Water Cycle Game – Learn about the Water Cycle and then answer questions