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?
- 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
Great Science Projects: A Student Science series on how to achieve excellence in independent research
How to Think like a Scientist: Part I: Creativity can be the spark that ignites a great science project
It All Starts with an Idea: Part II: Tips on how to find inspiration for your project
The Basics: Part III: What every great science project has in common
Feed your Brain: Part IV: Learning what is known is the first step toward discovering something new
Glossary of Research Terms: Part V: Learning the terminology