Annotated List: Science Fair Resources For Elementary School Students

Science experiments can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas or figure out where to turn to for help. Here is a handy guide of some resources that can help make your science project award-winning!

Books

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All About Earth: Exploring the Planet with Science Projects by Sara L. Latta
North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint, [2016]
ISBN: 9781491448144

The experiments in this book focus on Earth Science, including topics like photosynthesis, gravity, and erosion.

Check it out!

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The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science by Sean Connelly 

New York : Workman Publishing, [2016]
ISBN: 9780761189282

The 54 experiments in here are all sports-related, making it the perfect book for any student-athlete.

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Junk drawer chemistry: 50 awesome experiments that don’t cost a thing by Bobby Mercer

Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781613731796

These simple, yet fun chemistry experiments can be completed with everyday items from your home!

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I can prove it! Investigating science by Kelli L. Hicks

Vero Beach, Fla. : Rourke Educational Media, [2013]
ISBN: 9781618102447

This book explains how scientists use the scientific method to put together and test their experiments, and gives examples of famous scientists and their discoveries.

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eBooks

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Cell and Microbe Science Fair Projects by Kenneth G. Rainis

Berekeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc [2013]

ISBN: 9781464600807

This book describes cells and microbes and offers suggestions for related science fair projects and experiments.

Check it out!

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The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects by Julianne Blair Bochinski

Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2005]
ISBN: 9780471694151

This helpful workbook takes you through the process of finding, completing, and submitting the perfect science fair experiment.

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Websites

Discovery Education Science Fair Central

Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 5.55.56 PMThis website has a step-by-step guide that will help you pick the science experiment that is perfect for you!

Education.com

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This website has different science experiments separated by grade level so you can you easily search.

Sciencefun.org

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Not only are there great ideas on this website, but if you submit your own experiment they may post it with your name and school!

Videos

The Steps of the Scientific Method for Kids

This three minute video explains the entire scientific method in easy steps.

Do This At Home! Nat Geo Kids Cool Science Experiments Playlist

National Geographic Kids put together a compilation of the best science experiment videos on YouTube.

References

Bochinski, J.B. (2005) The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects by Julianne Blair Bochinski. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley. Retrieved from https://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/item/show/11792120062_the_complete_workbook_for_science_fair_projects

Connelly, S. (2016). The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science. New York : Workman Publishing.

Discovery Education. (n.d.). Science Fair Central. Retrieved from http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/ 

Education.com. (n.d.). Science Activities and Experiments. Retrieved from https://www.education.com/activity/science/

Free School. (April 15, 2016). The Steps of the Scientific Method for Kids. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAJ8IF4HI20  

Hicks, K. L. (2013). I can prove it! Investigating science. Vero Beach, Fla. : Rourke Educational Media.

Latta, S. (2016). All about earth: exploring the planet with science projects. North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint.

Mercer, B. (2016). Junk drawer chemistry: 50 awesome experiments that don’t cost a thing. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press.

National Geographic Kids. (March 11, 2015). Youtube Playlist: Cool Science Experiment Videos. Retrieved from http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/youtube-playlist-pages/youtube-playlist-science-experiments/

Rainis, K. G. (2013). Cell and microbe science fair projects. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc. Retrieved from https://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/item/show/11828421062_cell_and_microbe_science_fair_projects

Science fun.org. (n.d.). Experiments. Retrieved from http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ 

Professional Resource References

Anonymous. (2012). 20 Great Year-End Finds. Instructor (1999), 121(6), 17-19.

Aronin, Miriam. (2012). My Science Library series. Rourke. Gr. 3-5.(“I Can Prove It! Investigating Science”, “I Look like My Mother”, “Plants as Food, Fuel, and Medicine” and “Skeletons and Exoskeletons”)(Children’s review)(Book review). Booklist, 109(2), 65.

Lazaros, E. (2012). Using freely available Internet resources to promote the study of science and technology in the elementary classroom. Children’s Technology and Engineering, 17(2), 14-17.

Learning Resources Offers Parents Tips for Getting Kids Interested in Science – From Developing Curiosity in Young Children to Science Fair Project Help. (2007, January 29). Business Wire.

Leeper, A. (2015). Mercer, B.: Junk Drawer Chemistry: 50 Awesome Experiments That Don’t Cost a Thing. (Book Review). The Booklist, 112(3), 39.

Logsdon, Donald, Jr. (2005). Bochinski, J.B.: The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects. (Book Review). The Science Teacher, 72(7), 86,88.

Nat Geo increases science fare. (2005, April 1). Television Business International, 17(2).

Peters, J. (2016). Connelly, S.: The Book of Wildly Spectacular Sports Science. (Book Review). Booklist,113(6), 38.

Powell, I. (2016). Latta, Sara L.: All about Earth: Exploring the Planet with Science Projects (Discover Earth Science). (Book Review). School Librarian, 64(1), 47.

Romriell, Deanna. (2005). Rainis, Kenneth G.: Cell and Microbe Science Fair Projects Using Microscopes, Mold, and More. (Book Review).School Library Journal, 51(9), 231.

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