Science Fair Resources
Science Fair projects can be a great way to have students explore the science and engineering practices (scientific method) that are emphasized in the Nest Generation Science Standards.Whether you primary class is doing a science fair project as a whole class or your older elementary students are doing a project as teams or individuals, these resources will help you through different aspects of the Science Fair process.
CRS has compiled a report from our database of Science Fair Resources on the web. Here are some of our favorites from that list.
- Discovery Education: Science Fair Central - This site has sections geared to students, parents, and science fair coordinators
- Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide and Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide in Spanish - First part of guide is a handout geared to grades 3-5 on how to select to get started with a science fair project. The second half is for the adults on how to organize and judge a science fair.
- Oakland Unified School District's K-5 Science Fair Page - Check out their list of resources at the bottom of the first section.
- Science Buddies - This site is dedicated to science fair projects ideas. Search feature allows you to filter for appropriate projects and kids take a little quiz to find a project that might be good for them.
- Science Fair Primer - Written by a teacher. Geared towards high school students
For CRS members ONLY: If you would be interested in having scientist volunteers to help with science fair judging or with science activities during a family science event, please make a request and we can try to connect you with volunteers. The more advanced notice you can give us, the better your chances we will be able to connect you with a STEM professional.