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Do you need an idea for your next science fair project? Check out these sites for some help.

Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects
Earthquakes - Science Fair Project Ideas
NEED Science Fair Projects for Kids
Science Fair Project Resource Guide

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Government Sites

About Beaches - Beaches are a great place to have fun with your family and friends. Next time you go to the beach, you'll know more about what the beach is and how to protect it. Select one of the topics to learn more.

Air Quality Index - Learn how air pollution is measured, about the Air Quality Index (AQI), and how the index can be a quick way to tell people how good or bad something is. The AQI uses colors, and numbers, and words to tell you about the air.

BLM Learning Landscapes for Students - (Bureau of Land Management) - has links to several student-oriented BLM sites; including links topics such as dinosaurs and fire. You can find the best information for student projects.

Celebrating Wildflowers - Just for Kids - (Forest Service) - Learn more about wildflowers on our National Forests and Grasslands with games, coloring pages, and fun activities!

Climate Change and Our Planet - NOAA Education - (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - Use the fun activities on this page to learn more about climate and weather, global warming, and the greenhouse effect.

Climate Change Kids Site - EPA - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Find out about the greenhouse effect and how we can make a difference.

Drinking Water and Ground Water - Kids' Stuff Grades 4- 8 - This EPA Office of Water’s web page has links to games and activities that will help you learn about drinking water.

Drinking Water and Ground Water - Kids' Stuff Grades K- 3 - See the water cycle and its many stages and try the flash animated activity that lets you control the water cycle as you learn. Also learn how to build your own water cycle with everyday items.

Drinking Water Kids' Stuff - This site has great games and activities that will help you learn about drinking water.

Dynamic Earth - The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, offers this really interactive and engaging site to teach about science of the earth. The three main sections of the site include: Rocks at Earth's Surface, Rocks Below Earth's Surface, and Mining.

Earthquakes - Science Fair Project Ideas - (Geological Survey) - Science Fair Projects on earthquake predicting, impacts, seimology, and more.

Earthquakes for Kids - (Geological Survey) - Shake it up with this cool site from the USGS! Learn cool quake facts, earthquake ABC's, and catch up on the science of seismology. You can also explore being a geophysicist.

Energy News You Can Use - (Energy Information Administration) - Brief stories about energy.

Energy Star Kids - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Be an Energy Star! Find out how you and your classmates can make big changes and help save the world.

EPA Global Warming Kids Site - This site explains what global warming is, the greenhouse effect, and the changes in climate and weather.

EPA Kids - Learn how you can make the earth a cleaner place to live with fun games and activities.

EPA Student Center - This site from the Environmental Protection Agency is for students in the 5th thru 8th grades. Learn about projects, careers, ecosystems and much more.

Estuaries.Gov - Students Page - (National Estuarine Research Reserve System) - Learn about basic estuarine concepts and answer questions to solve a puzzle. You can also find information about careers in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the knowledge and skills required to enter these careers, and much more.

Explorers' Club - The Environmental Protection Agency’s website allows you to explore your environment and learn about the many things you can do to protect it.

FEMA For the Little Ones - (Federal Emergency Management Agency) - Learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories, and become a Disaster Action Kid.

Florida - Department of Environmental Protection Kids Page - Are you ready for an adventure into the wet and wild world of Florida's natural environment? Learn fun facts and play activities on this website from the DEP.

Greenhouse Effect - (Environmental Protection Agency) - The greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature that the Earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere trap energy from the sun. Because of how they warm our world, these gases are referred to as greenhouse gases. Read more about the importance of these gases.

Habitat Adventure: Panda Challenge - In "Habitat Adventure: Panda Challenge!", you will help make decisions about a fictional forest reserve. You will use binoculars, field guides, a camera, and other tools, as well as talk to local people to help you make the best decisions.

Let’s Go Outside! - (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) - Spending family time outside is easy and fun. Whether it is your own backyard, a local community park or a national wildlife refuge, there are lots of outdoor places you can visit. It's time to reconnect with our environment.

Minerals Management Service - Kids' Pages - The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is the Federal agency that manages the nation's natural gas, oil and other mineral resources. This site links to great pages about energy, the ocean and math.

Mojave National Preserve Kid's Web Page - (National Park Service) - Read a fun book online!

NASA's Newsbreaks (K - 2nd Grades) - NASA's KSNN™ uses animated characters to introduce science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA concepts. This site has 60-second animations, activities, and resource links covering such topics as "magnetism" and "states of matter."

Ocean Explorer - (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - The Ocean Explorer web site is entertaining and educational for you to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean.

Ocean Surface Topography From Space - Stuff For Kids - Toppy the Satellite welcomes you to his "TOPEX/Poseidon Online Coloring & Activity Book." Through his fun pictures and activities, you can learn all about him, the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite, and what he does.

Oceans and Coasts - NOAA Education - (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)-From the Antarctic to Pacific coral reefs, this site is full of fun links and interactive games about our oceans and coasts.

Planet Protectors Club - Planet Protectors create less waste in the first place! This site has games, activities and reading materials to help save our planet from too much waste.

Roofus' Solar and Efficient Neighborhood - Find out how Roofus' Solar Home is energy smart and what makes it run.

Sci4Kids - Science is everywhere you look. Learn what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service. You may be a student today but may already be on your way to a career in science or farming or computers.

Seafloor Mapping - (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - Making pictures of the sea floor is the science of hydrography. Hydro means water; graph means to make a picture of something. Learn more about this amazing task.

Tsunami: Your Questions Answered - (Department of Health and Human Services) - Visit this cool site to learn about Tsunamis - giant sea waves. You will learn how to know when one is coming, why they are so destructive, and if it could happen here.

Water Sense Game - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Move the water- efficiency hero Flow through water pipes and answer water-efficiency questions while avoiding water- wasting monsters. Use the information you've learned on this Web site to test your knowledge.

Water Sense Kids - (Environmental Protection Agency) - Do you know how much water a family of four uses every day in the United States? Not 50 gallons, not 100 gallons, but 400 gallons! Fortunately, there are many things we can do to save.

Weather - NOAA Education - (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - Natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes affect both sea and land. Take quizzes on thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, winter storms and others. Learn more about weather safety and setting up a family disaster plan.

Weather Room - This page provides general information for kids, parents, and teachers. Elementary school coloring books are available for parents and teachers to print and use for weather education in the classroom or at home.

Woodsy Owl - (Forest Service) - Lend a Hand - Care for the Land! Woodsy Owl travles the country motivating kids to form healthy, lasting relationships with nature. As Woodsy flies across our land, he encourages youngsters to marvel at and explore the natural world, even in the city.

Year of the Ocean - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides information on marine life, threatened and endangered species, facts about the world’s oceans fish, and protecting coral reefs.

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Other Resources

Alliance to Save Energy Kids Page - It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, you can help your parents reduce home energy use, which helps save money and the environment. Learn how with fun stories, videos, games, and much more.

Be a Habitat Hero - Learn more about the ways you can be a Habitat Hero and help save the environment!

Be a Weather Watcher - Activities used to watch the weather.

BrainPop - Science - BrainPOP's has animated movies created to explain the world around us in an engaging way. There are some FREE movies, but most you have to subscribe to. Kids, make sure to talk this over with your parents.

Climate and Global Change - Earth's climates have changed incredibly during its 4.6 billion year history. Today, climates are warming more rapidly as natural processes are affected by modern global changes caused by humans.

Dive to the Abyss - You have been selected to lead an important dive mission; you must explore the deep sea in a submersible.

Earth 911 - For Students - It’s never to early to learn about the environment. Get schooled in some of the most talked about environmental topics.

EcoKids Online - Games, information and activities about wildlife, science and nature, environmental issues and more.

Eekoworld - Learn about the environment.

Great Corn Adventure - Find out all about corn with your tour guide, Zea Mays, including how it is grown and how it is used for food, plastics, and much more.

Green Tips - National Geographic Kids - Green Tips are Earth-friendly, simple ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle items that you use.

Homework Help - Environmental Issues - Activities to learn about all kinds of environmental issues including climate change, waste, land use, and pollution.

Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists - Visitors will enjoy learning about the thoughts and experiences of the scientists working in Antarctica and the Arctic. Just click on the "Check out the dispatches" button. Visitors can learn how penguins function as barometers of climate change, get up close and personal with a smattering of charismatic marine mammals, and learn about the fascinating South Pole Telescope.

Journey to the Deep - Explore the oceans' habitats and encounter an array of marine animals as you venture from a familiar rocky shoreline to the weird waters of the deepest abyss.

Kansas - Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Kids' Area - (City of Lawrence) - This site has an online animated book, a concentration game, and doing a house walk-thru.

Life On the Edge - You are Professor Newton Skylar. You miniaturise yourself and visit different zones along the coast - rocky shore, dunes and sandy beach.

Open Ocean - Game - You are a fish. If you want to survive, you need to adapt. Will you live long enough to be the very best?

Tennessee - TVA Kids - Learn all about the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA and how you can help protect the environment with this interactive site.

The Greens - A site for kids about looking after the planet.

Water Pollution Guide from the UK - Water covers over 70% of the Earths surface and is a very important resource to people and the environment. With this site from the United Kingdom you can find useful information about the sources of water pollution and how they can be treated.

Webs of Life - Descend to the colourful world of corals beneath the waves. See how food chains work, forming complex food webs and energy pyramids.

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Page Revised - 1/7/2009

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