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.
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 e-books available with your Akron-Summit County Public Library card, all published since 1990.
Library Databases that may be especially helpful for background research
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.
TopicSearch This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.