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Help pick the right science fair project for your child

Does your child have a science fair coming up? EdNews Parent went searching for the best science project websites. Here are some useful resources to help parents and their children come up with their next topic idea.


Steve Spangler Science offers a range of relatively easy, hands-on science experiments for students inelementary grades.

NASA can help young, starry-eyed astronauts in the making come up with some cosmic science fair ideas, including the building of rockets (keep in mind rockets are probably not going to be allowed at school – but a poster board with documentation probably will be).

To search by project and by grade level

NASA also offers science fair project ideas for students in elementary, middle and high school students dealing with solar terrestrial probes. is a privately funded website that offers an excellent resource for parents and students looking for creative science fair ideas and projects.

General science fair

Science Buddies is a nonprofit venture supported by foundations and science-oriented corporations. This site covers various topics from physical science, life science to behavioral and social science.

Discovery Channel offers some good science tips through its Young Scientist Challenge program.

NASA once again surfaces as a top source for projects about the weather.

NASA – again – is a great source for earth science project ideas.

Discovery Education offers a range of ideas for aspiring scientists facing a science fair.

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