Science fairs are an indispensable part of school activities the world over. Besides just learning the theory behind scientific concepts, science fairs help students expand their horizons by putting existing hypotheses to test through thought-provoking projects.
If you’ve never done a science fair project before, DON’T PANIC! The IPL’s Science Fair Project Resource Guide will help you through the whole project by guiding you to a variety of excellent web resources.
Here are the steps:
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How to Use the Resource Guide
We recommend that you use the buttons above and go through the numbered Steps in a sequential order, at least the first time. On the Getting Started page, you’ll find links which explain what a science fair is and why it’s worth doing. Once you have a basic idea, be sure to read up on the Scientific Method. Then, go on to Choosing a Topic, learn about Completing the Project, and finally get help on Displaying your Project.
Along the way there, you can get help with your research from our Tools & Research page and also some excellent Hints & Tips that will help make your project even better. Double-checking the Scientific Method from time to time is also a good idea to make sure you’re on the right track.