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Science Projects

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Before starting your science project, you should speak with your teacher and make sure that you are following his or her instructions. Different teachers may have different requirements.

Scientific Method

The scientific method should be used when setting up your science experiment. Check out our Scientific Method links below if you need some help getting started.
student Science Project Primer
Scientific Method

Choosing a topic and setting up your experiment

These websites have ideas on how to narrow down your topic, set up your experiment, use appropriate charts and graphs and display your final results.

Science Online: In-Library Home Use
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You must have your library card barcode and PIN to access this database from home. If you need help, please call the Library at (631)399-1511 ext. 260 to speak with a Children’s and Parents’ Services Librarian.
Energy Quest – Science Projects
Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects
Science Explorer
Conducting a Science Fair Project: Your Exhibit

Displaying your Science Experiment

Below is an example of how a science project display may be set up. THIS MAY NOT BE HOW YOUR TEACHER WANTS YOUR PROJECT PRESENTED. Remember to check with your teacher for any rules on setting up your display.

Most science fair participants use a three-fold (tri-fold) display that is either made of cardboard or heavy duty oaktag. You can find these in most stationary stores such as card stores, Walgreens, CVS and Walmart, as well as school and art supply stores. Not all stores carry this type of display, so you should call the store before going to confirm that they have it in stock.

  1. Question/Purpose
  2. Hypothesis
  3. Materials
  4. Procedure/Method
  5. Observations/Results
  6. Analysis
  7. Conclusion
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Any equipment or models that you have used for your experiment can be displayed in front of your three-fold display.

Need a book?

Search the Library for books about science experiments.

Can’t find what you need? Try one of these lists of websites about Science Experiments.

Just Curious: Science Experiments
IPL Kidspace: Science Fair Project Resource Guide

Still can’t find what you need? You can visit us in person or call us at (631) 399-1511 ext. 260 to speak with a Children’s and Parents’ Services Librarian.