School Subject Links:
Inventors, Inventions & Science Projects
Inventors & Inventions
- Inventor of the Week and
Read about the Inventor of the Week, or search this extensive site by inventor's
last name or by invention. This site is part of Invention Dimension, a program
based at MIT.
Inventors' Hall of Fame
Search for inventors' bios, or browse by inventors' names, inventions, and
types of inventions. This site by the National Inventors' Hall of Fame also
explains how and when inventors are inducted.
- People and Discoveries
Browse or search this PBS database for important people and discoveries listed
in timelines. Discoveries are also organized by topic, like medicine, physics
- Spotlight Biography:
Read short entries about a handful of inventors, and then visit links to find
more information about the specific inventors (or inventions in general) in
this Smithsonian site.
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Kids Pages
Find answers to all your questions about patents, trademarks and copyrights.
You can also play games, solve puzzles, enter contests, and find many links
to related sites-- such as the main USPTO page, where you can search the patent
database (full text from 1976).
Science Projects: An Introductory Level Guide
Presents basic information about starting a science project, including all
of the important parts to include.
- Science Fair
Central from DiscoverySchool.com
Visit the Science Fair Studio for a Handbook outlining everything you need
to know about creating a science project, a list of project ideas, and a helpful
bibliography on science projects. Also check out frequently asked questions
(FAQ's) and tip sheets.
Fair Project Ideas from the Chicago Academy of Sciences
Come up with ideas for your science project, by looking at this list of questions
organized by difficulty levels, from "Do ants like cheese or sugar better?"
to "What are the effects of chlorine on plant growth?"
- Science Fair Project
Provides websites that take you through all of the steps of creating a good
science fair project.
- Science Project Help Sheet from Carnegie
Library of Pittsburgh
This guide from Reference Services provides ideas on how
to use the library when you're developing your science project. Includes a
list of books (linked to the library catalog) and online resources about science
- Successful Science
Provides the sections for a science project, as well as display tips. This
site was created by a science teacher and former science fair organizer and
- The Ultimate Science Fair Resources
Pick up science fair ideas, hints and tips. Find out the important parts of
creating an experiment, a written report, and a display board. Also learn
about the scientific method from this site's creator, Dr. John, who holds
degrees in computer science, information science and physics.