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Student Resources

A catalog of tips, sites and insights to help in 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?

We encourage you to read through our series on Great Science Projects. Also check out some of these sites designed for the beginning researcher: 
  • 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.

Additional 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 2012 where over 150,000 attended.

Science Training Programs Directory

Since 1999, SSP has provided its Science Training Programs Directory for Teachers and Students (STP) as a comprehensive catalog of science, mathematics and engineering enrichment programs for pre-college students and teachers. Updated annually, it is a searchable catalog that provides a short description of programs and contact information.

The Education staff at SSP wishes you the best of luck on your quest for discovery!


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