Online Resources

1.Search Engine: Kidtopia is described as a Google alternative student safe search engine suitable for Primary school students with websites approved by teachers. Very easy to navigate, it opens the door to lots of Science experiments suited to the Expo. Go to http://kidtopia.info/ , click on ‘Science’. On the next page click on ‘Science Projects.’ Click on Penn State to get an idea of experiments using foodstuffs. Click on the headings for instructions.


2.Science Bob.com: For some videos of experiments go to Science Bob’s website where he gives some interesting demonstrations. Some use ingredients only suited for adults so if you choose to do one make sure it is suitable for children. Check with your parents or teacher first. You can find these at http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/videos/index.php .When conducting an experiment scientists use an organised method. ‘Science Bob’s’ SCIENTIFIC METHOD page will assist you as you do your experiment and write your procedure and findings carefully on your poster. You can find it at http://www.sciencebob.com/sciencefair/scientificmethod.php#

3. CSIRO is a reputable Science organisation which has a page on its website called DIY Science where there are links to a variety of suitable science experiments and other activities. Go to http://www.csiro.au/resources/DIYScience.html and click on Chemistry and you will find a treasure of fun experiments to search through. Skim and scan this resource until you find something that meets your purpose.

4.The Edible/Inedible Experiment Archive found at http://www.madsci.org/experiments/ is especially designed for students. Each experiment has an appropriate age level and helpful safety precautions. Equipment for the experiments can largely be found in your home! Go to the Chemistry section and see what you can find.

5. The Science Explorer is an easy to navigate page that links you to over thirty scientific experiments and activities. Each one explains what you need and what you do and then explains why you get the expected result. Look for experiments that show physical or chemical change at http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/index.html

6. A website called Science Kids which combines Science and technology has a page of links to fascinating hands-on experiments that are a great way to enjoy the world of science. Learn interesting science and technology facts as you experiment with different materials that react in all sorts of weird and crazy ways. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

7. To clarify what is meant by variables used in experiments go to Science Buddies website page at **http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_variables.shtml** . This gives you information and examples and helps you ensure that your experiment is done properly. A link to Fair Test helps further understanding and supports you in determining that your work is relevant to your purpose.

8. When your project is complete you will need to carefully prepare your oral presentation for the Science Expo. To help you with this go to Science Fair Central: How to deliver a good presentation at http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/Science-Fair-Presentations/How-to-Deliver-a-Good-Oral-Presentation.html . Scroll down the page until you find ‘Tips for the student’. This is the section that will give you some good advice. Science Fair also has a sample of a good quality project for you to examine. It uses graphs, tables and photos effectively. Remember to prepare your poster in your own words and add a bibliography. Do not copy and paste.



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