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Discover What a Science Fair Project
can do for You!

Scientists all over the world make new discoveries each day by using the scientific method. A science fair project is your chance to choose a subject of interest to you and to study it using the same steps that a professional scientific researcher would. Once you have completed your project, you will have the opportunity to have your project on display and the stage will be all yours as you explain your project to teachers, students, parents - and judges.

You may choose to study a topic such as the effectiveness of sunscreens or the ability of goldfish to distinguish colors. Whatever you choose to do - or even if you don't quite know where to start - the topics on the right-hand side of this page will guide you through each step of the scientific method and through each phase of the project.

The whole point of a science fair is to give you a chance to explore on your own and exploration can be a lot of fun. Instead of reading about a topic in a book, you can do experiments where you become in charge of the learning process. You may try to figure out if there a relationship between eating breakfast and school performance. Or, you can discover how to prevent the weathering of our sidewalks and driveways. Maybe you’ll build a new type of lobster trap. The fact is that your science project presents your creative solution to a question or problem. So good luck, and have a blast!
If you're having problems during a certain stage of your project, or if you're just looking for more information, simply select any one of the topics on the right-hand side of this page. Hopefully you'll be able to find the answers you're looking for. If not, perhaps some of the included links will assist you. For example, visit Dr. Shawn's Science Fair website to read his 10 easy steps to science fair success.