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Easy Videos Download Link
Some users have experienced difficulty in watching the Theme Videos due to institutional firewalls. Using this link, you can download all videos in the same place.

Science Buddies
The common theme running among all Science Buddies programs is the goal of identifying specific student needs and creating solutions that actively engage students and scientific professionals.

Intel Science and Engineering Fair
The Intel ISEF is the premiere global science competition for students in grades 9–12.

USA Science & Engineering Festival
The country’s first national science festival. The Festival promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science in the United States.

Google Science Fair
Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today.

Success with Science
"Success with Science: The Winners' Guide to High School Resarch" is a practical and easy "how-to" book on many aspects of science fairs.

Science Fair Project Ideas
Access over a thousand helpful ideas and articles to help you complete your science project.

Chemical Heritage Foundation
Incorporate the history of chemistry and the molecular sciences into your self-discovery and classroom studies.

Science News for Kids (Society for Science and the Public)
Science Fair ideas across all areas of study, featuring specific projects.

Science Fair Central (Discovery Channel Education)
Help and tips on science fair project process from beginning to end.

Super Science Fair Support Center
Two prominant American science educators, Dr. Shawn and Dr. Michelle organize and share helpful resources.


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