Science Project Info Center
Science Project Info Center!
Tips for Science Project Research
1. Choose sources with AUTHORITY (sources written by experts in their field).
Most sources in the library are written by experts.
2. Use Horizon to search for library materials.
3. Always start with the encyclopedia. It gives you a broad, general view of your topic. You can search for more detail in nonfiction books or web sites later.
4. Always CITE (give credit to) your sources. For help citing sources go to the bottom of this page.
5. Copy ideas in your notes, NOT the complete sentences from the information source.
Later you can make your own sentences from the ideas you gathered.
See Mrs. Raysin for help finding information on your topic.
Ideas for projects
All Science Fair Projects
IPL Kidspace - This site offers hundreds of science fair projects with complete instructions
Scotch Science Fair Central from Discovery School
Best Sources for research from the experts
World Book Student
Talbot Media Center Horizon Public Access Catalog
Alachua County Regional Library
Online databases and encyclopedias - you'll need your ACLIB library card number
Especially for grades 1-3
World Book Kids
Kids InfoBits database
InfoTrac Kids Edition
Give credit to your sources of information whenever you take notes. Cite your sources using the Citation Machine, or use the format shown on the Talbot Media Citing Sources page in the Main Menu.