Have fun with science experiments. Whether you need to do a project for a school science fair or you want to be a mad scientist, our Science Project Index and other resources can get you started. Find how to formulate your hypothesis; design your experiment; and record, analyze, and report your results.
If you’re doing a project for a school science fair, get the basics with our Science Fair Project guide.
Use the Science Project Index to find projects by topic, or scientific principle
Search the Science Project Index, prepared by the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Science & Technology Division, by subject or keyword for access to over 43,000 projects in over 1500 books and ebooks available with your Akron-Summit County Public Library card, all published since 1990.
Library Databases that may be especially helpful for background research
- Science Online
Science Online gives an overview of scientific disciplines through a variety of sources including essays, diagrams, images, biographies, experiments, and a comprehensive timeline of events. It is intended for use by students in middle school through high school.
- MAS Ultra – School Edition
Designed specifically for high school students this database provides full text for popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975. This database also provides access to full text pamphlet and reference books.
- Middle Search Plus
Designed for middle school students provides full-text access to thousands of biographies and historical essays.
- Science Reference Center
Topics covered here include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.
How to do a Science Fair Project
Science Fair Project Ideas
- All Science Fair Projects
- Exploratorium Hands-On Activities
- Julian’s Science Fair
- Kids.gov Science Fair Projects
- MadSci Edible/Inedible Experiments
- Science Toys You Can Make With Your Kids