Science Fair Projects
Fair Project Resource Guide
- Everything needed to get you started: practical how-to help,
sample projects, ideas, magazines and more. From the Internet Public
State Science Fair
- Learn how to enter the state-level Science Fair. Click on "Getting
Started with a Project" or "Science Resources" for
links to a wide range of science sites.
- Volcano World
- Different types of volcano models, with photos and instructions.
Astronomy & the Planets
- Amazing pictures and up-to-date information
on the solar system with information on the Voyager
mission too, from the National Air and Space
Constellations and the Stars
- Information on stars, constellations, the
Biomes & Ecosystems
- From the Missouri Botanical Gardens website,
this site has information on oceans, ocean animals,
shorelines, estuaries, salt marshes and mudflats.
Quick reference links give brief information
on animals found in these habitats.
Biomes and Habitats
- Megasite which has links to specific biome
sites and includes some interactive quiz and
- Introduction to main biomes of the world.
- Explore fossil mysteries and dig up dinosaur bytes. From the San Diego Natural History Museum.
- Easy to read information on dinosaurs with
pictures and fun facts.
Fact and Fiction
- Expert answers to common questions about dinosaurs
and their world. From the U.S. Geological Service.
- From National Geographic Animals.
Early Humans (Hominids)
- From PBS, with timelines, a homnid family tree, and images
from the NOVA television program "In Search of Human Origins." Also
links to lessons and lesson plans in
- This site provides terrific graphic timelines
for human evolution. Great photos and graphics
and a "guided tour" through prehistory. Photos
of early stone tools, color maps of patterns
of migration and settlement for different hominid
species. Highly recommended. For upper grades.
From Handprint Media.
- Great photographs of the most important fossils in
the study of the evolution and prehistory of
- A detailed overview of the different species
central to discussions of human evolution. For
- A good list of other websites devoted to early
humans, fossils and evolution.
- Ocean Planet
- From the Smithsonian Institute, a web site
that provides an online tour of their Ocean Planet
exhibit. Lesson plans and links to relevant sites.
And don't miss the exhibit "In
search of the Giant Squid"
Monterey Bay Aquarium
- The Teachers & Kids
page includes field guides, games, coloring
pages, and more. View the kelp forest with
the online Kelp Cam.
This online aquarium has a guided tour of the
exhibits and good basic information on featured
exhibits such as the petting pool the tide
pools, kelp forest and the wonderful jellyfish
exhibits. Go to the Splash! Zone and see the Penguin Cam too. The
Aquarium has special Guides for kids, like
the Aquarium Kids'
Guide, featuring Kids' Top Ten Picks of
the aquarium exhibits in Monterey. Can you
tell this is one of my favorite sites?
Seas Expeditions - Monterey Bay
- This National Geographic site allows you to
dive beneath Monterey Bay in a submersible named "DeepWorker" and
to explore and learn about the animals that live
at different levels of the Kelp Forest. There
are links to lots more information about this
large marine sanctuary off our coast, and the
deep sea canyon just offshore that is home to
such an incredible diversity of life.
- Seals, sharks, penguins, whales and other animals
are featured in this site aimed at kids. On-line
quizzes, ask an expert and lists of books for
more research are also found here.
Other Science Sites
Yuckiest Site on the Internet
- The science behind gross and yucky things
around us (and inside us) everyday. Games, experiments,
virtual tours, and info just for teachers and
parents. Links to more yucky sites and homework
- Entertaining and varied explanations of everything
from how chocolate affects your body to the inner
workings of a jet engine. Good explanations of
computer and tech-related topics as well.