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Find Magazine Articles
Find Other Materials at the Library
Indexes to Science Fair Projects
Other Web Resources

Project Ideas/Procedures
Facts About Your Topic
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Science
    Call # Adult Ref. 503 Ga

  • New Illustrated Science & Invention Encyclopedia
    Call # Juv. Ref. 603 NE

  • New Book of Popular Science
    Call # Adult & Juv. Ref. 500 Ne

  • Science Experiments on File
    Call # Juv. Ref. 507.8 Sc

  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia
    Call # Adult Ref. 503 VA

  • World Book Encyclopedia
    Call # Adult & Juv. Ref. 031 Wo

  • World Book Encyclopedia of Science
    Call # Ref. 503 Wo

  • World Book's Young Scientist
    Call # Juv. Ref. 503 Wo

MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Selected Online Databases: including
Access Science: McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online: A fully searchable collection of science reference materials including current science news, biographies, study guides, image gallery.

Student Research Center: This resource is designed especially for youth in grades 6-12. To begin a basic search, click on "Science" and select a topic.

NPL Math & Science Homework Resources collection.


Print Indexes to Magazines:

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature--Adult Ref. 050 Re
Index to articles found in 300+ magazines.

Children's Magazine Guide
(Juv. Reference, Main Library)
Subject index to children's magazines.

For a complete listing of magazines available at the library, please see the Periodicals List
.

 

On-line Catalog:

  
  • To find books about your project ideas or science fair procedures, do a subject search using terms such as  "science-- experiments" or "science projects." Or, do a keyword search. For example: "ecology," or "crystals."

     

 

Vertical Files:

Look for information on your topic in the
Science Vertical File (Lower Level - Main Library).





Browse the shelves in both the Juvenile and Adult Departments:

500-509 ideas for projects

520-529 astronomy

530-539 physics, light, heat, force, magnets

540-549  chemistry, acids, crystals

550-559  earth sciences, weather, volcanoes

570-579  nature study, biology, ecology

580-589  plants, mold, photosynthesis

590-599  wild animals, animal behavior

620-629  electricity, batteries, magnets

 


INDEXES TO SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS
These indexes are searchable by topic or keyword. Search these indexes for a book title containing your experiment, and then check our online catalog to see if the book is available at NPL.

Akron-Summit County Public Library Science Fair Project Index
http://www.ascpl.lib.oh.us/scifair/

Columbus Metropolitan Library Science Fair Projects Index
http://www.columbuslibrary.org/cmlscif/browse2.cfm

OTHER SCIENCE FAIR RESOURCES ON THE WEB

Bunsen Bob's Science Hunt
http://www.sciencehunt.com
Well-organized web site for elementary and middle school students. Sections include descriptions of the scientific method, a step-by-step guide to a successful science project, photo galleries of past project displays, and tips for mom and dad.

CyberFair: A Resource for and By Elementary Science Students
http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/steps.html

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
www.sciserv.org/isef/primer/
"ISEF--the the world's largest pre-college science competition--provides an opportunity for the best young scientists to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge science projects, and compete for over $3 million in awards and scholarships."

OPLIN's OH!Kids Science Index
http://new.oplin.org/ohkids/Homework/science/sciproj.htm
Includes science fair projects page, as well as sections on biology, earth science and chemistry, and space and astronomy.

Science Fair Central
http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/
"A comprehensive guide to creating your science fair project." Includes questions & answers to 300 science fair questions from Janice VanCleave & online Science Fair Handbook.

Math & Science Gateway
http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Services/Education/Gateways/Math_and_Science/
Math & science links for teachers & students grades 9-12 from Cornell University

Science Fair Projects
http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com
This site has over 500 fully searchable and categorized science fair projects, with full instructions and explanations. You can search for ideas for your projects by simply entering a keyword on whatever interests you.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/projectguide/
The Internet Public Library offers an annotated list of science fair resources.
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