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Leon Cooper, STS Finalist 1947 and Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1972

Science Project Resources

A catalog of science resources that can support your quest to learn and do science

In this section of Student Science you'll find standards and guidelines that will help you pursue high-quality independent scientific research, whether you're in middle school or high school, an advanced science student or first-time researcher.

Just Getting Started?

Begin with some of these sites designed for the beginning researcher.  We also encourage you to read through our series on Great Science Projects.
  • Pathways to Science Research - If you're not sure how to get started performing science research, this page will explain some pathways you could take.
  • Internet Public Library Science Fair Project Guide - A resource guide providing a variety of excellent web resources.
  • Sparticl - A new web and mobile service for teens that collects the best internet resources in STEM.  Sparticl is created by National Productions division of Twin Cities Public Television.
  • Mosaic - An online archive of articles published in the The National Science Foundation's flagship magazine from 1970 to 1992. A background resource for students, teachers, and others in need of a reliable reference for current research.  
  • Science Buddies - A non-profit organization providing science fair ideas, resources, answers, and tools. Including a Science Fair Project Guide  and an Ask an Expert online bulletin board, staffed by volunteer scientists and top high school students.
  • Intel ISEF Resources - Useful resources for not only Intel ISEF but all science fairs. 
  • Intel ISEF Rules and Guidelines - Rules and guidelines for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Additional interesting science-focused educational resources:

  • The Archimedes Initiative - An effort formed to promote science literacy and increase the number of scientists and engineers in the United States.
  • Intel Education Page - Intel's listing of education resources for students and teachers
  • The National Science Digital Library - An online library for those interested in education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • USA Science & Engineering Festival - SSP is proud to have been an Official Partner of the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival held in Washington, D.C. in 2010 and the most recent Festival in 2014 where over 325,000 attended.
  • Computer Science Online:  Educational Resources, Degrees, and Career Tracks
  • Zooniverse: Participate in citizen science projects where anyone can be part of a larger project and learn to collect data.

Great Science Projects: A Series

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