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Project Books in the Library
The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists by
Call Number: MAIN 507.8 DEN
This book will help scientists-in-the- making discover how our world works with creative project ideas, including how to: Grow crystals to power your Stargate and set your room aglow; Extract your own DNA and decode your genes; Build a MacGyver radio from nothing but cast-off electrical and office supplies; Chock-full of instructional illustrations throughout. (from the publisher)
Below are examples of books in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library collection which include ideas and instructions for science fair projects and experiments.
Crime Scene: Science Fair Projects by
Call Number: MAIN J 363.252 HAR
Presents more than twenty great experiments--broken into topics such as blood and guts, eyewitness accounts, and physical evidence--that allow students to use real CSI techniques to find clues, analyze the data, and come to their own conclusions. (from the publisher)
Weather Projects for Young Scientists by
Call Number: NEW HOPE J 551.5 CAR
Explores weather in detail from the wind to the clouds with more then 40 projects you may use for science projects. (from the publisher)
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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