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Web-Based How-to Guides & Ideas

How To Do A Science Fair Project The MSSEF Student Guide is now available for download as a PDF.
A Student's View on Creating a Science Fair Project
Resources for Independent Student Research. Published by the Society for Science & the Public, organizer of the INTEL International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) -  (Please note that Massachusetts Laws are in a few cases more limiting than federal laws, thus ISEF may accept some research plans that MSSEF cannot.)
The Internet Public Library – Science Fair Project Guide - A resource guide providing a variety of excellent web resources. This site has an excellent resource, "A Science Fair Project Resource Guide" which is available at: It has all kinds of information and links to many other sites and publication listings.
Science Buddies Website offers a variety of resources including: help with topic selection, how to do a science fair project, ask an expert, as well as additional resources.
The Washington University School of Medicine sponsors this website. It is an interactive science teaching and community outreach tool. It fields questions in 26 different subjects.
Polymer-Search, the Internet search engine for polymers and plastics, maintains a Top Science Project Ideas page that has proved particularly useful to a middle school science teacher we know.
How to Include NGSS Science Standards in My Classroom – Professional Development

Videos & Vimeos

Statewide Middle School Fair on You Tube! See how  students get to sample what it is like to do the work of a STEM professional while still in middle school!  (From the Central MA STEM Network)
Students at Two High Schools Prepare for Success at the MA State Science & Engineering Fair at MIT, 2010 -- "A Tale of Two Schools"  Produced for MSSEF by photographer Ed Malitsky.
The Archimedes Initiative - An effort formed to promote science literacy and increase the number of scientists and engineers in the United States -- includes videos.
How to Do a Science Fair Project - A scientist, engineer and educator team up to help you students how to craft their very own ideas for a great science fair project and see it through to completion. From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.


Broadcom MASTERS App The Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the premier science fair competition for 6th, 7th and 8th graders where they demonstrate their mastery of Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering as Rising Stars. Keep up on all the excitement with this free app! For iOS and Android.

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