Ratchet Science Fairs Up for Gifted Children
In many elementary, middle, and high schools, science fairs occur annually. These fairs offer gifted students a chance to explore areas of interest in depth. The fairs also provide opportunities for planning, academic discipline, and academic rigor. There is much information available on the Internet to help teachers, students, and parents work through the process. A sampling includes
Science Fair Central
--For students, teachers, and parents. Student section includes a "soup to nuts" handbook, project ideas, links and books, questions and answers, and tip sheets. For teachers, there is a science fair organizer. For parents, there are tips on helping your young scientist.
Science Fair Projects
--Includes a search tool that will help you find ideas for experiment. There are lists of topics for elementary, middle school, and high school science fair projects. Also included are links to useful sites.
Science Fairs Homepage
--This site is designed to aid students in the most difficult aspect of their science fair experience; getting an idea. It lists projects in three categories: elementary, intermediate, and senior.
--This website includes a sample science fair judging sheet to help the student and parent better understand how a project may be evaluated.