Project Books in the Library
Below are examples of books in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library collection which include ideas and instructions for science fair projects and experiments.
Choosing a Topic
Science Buddies, a nonprofit educational website, provides an interactive Topic Selection wizard. Users enter simple criteria: when the project is due, grade level, and scientific discipline. The wizard provides a list of ideas.
You may also search the Project Ideas Library by keyword or browse by topic.
The Scientific Method
What are the steps in the scientific method? The scientific method has six steps:
- Step 1: State a problem or ask a question.
- Step 2: Gather background information.
- Step 3: Form a hypothesis.
- Step 4: Design and perform an experiment.
- Step 5: Draw a conclusion.
- Step 6: Report the results.
Scientific Method - Detailed Explanation
"Scientific Method" from
Experiment Central: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects. M. Rae Nelson. Ed. Kristine Krapp. Vol. 5. 2nd ed. Detroit: UXL, 2010. p1005-1009. [Accessible from the Gale Virtual Reference Library in "My Digital Library."]