|Science Fair Resources|
These specially-selected Library resources should help you in your quest for the ultimate science experiment. Find books, encyclopedia articles, product ratings, journal articles, and sites packed with science experiments and help.
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Woodridge Public Library Catalog
The Online Catalog of the Metropolitan Library System. Search the holdings (e.g., books) of the Woodridge Public Library and surrounding area libraries that share our catalog.
Online Research Websites
A complete reference database containing thousands of entries covering animal anatomy, anthropology and archaeology, astronomy, chemistry and biochemistry, biology and botany, computer science, earth science, environmental science, genetics, medicine, anatomy and physiology, marine science, physics and climatology.
Includes thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, as well as the latest scientific developments covered in articles from dozens of magazines and academic journals and links to websites. Covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
The online edition of the popular encyclopedia, suitable for all ages. Includes all articles from the print set plus over hundreds more, and includes pictures, maps, sounds (including pronunciations), videos and animations, links to websites, the World Book Dictionary and daily updates in Behind the Headlines. Includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, and World Book Online Reference Center.
Includes millions of periodical and newspaper articles from the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and many others.
The library's primary magazine, journal and newspaper database. Contains articles from over 2,500 publications, such as Time, BusinessWeek, the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Times. Coverage dates for each title vary and articles from over 1,400 of the publications are available in full text.
Keyword searchable encyclopedias and reference books related to the arts, biographies, business, education, environment, general reference, history, information and publishing, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation and world, religion, science and social science. These titles are online versions of the same Gale print reference resources found in many library reference collections.
Free Science Fair Websites
Hundreds of science fair projects with complete instructions.
Free science fair project ideas, answers, and tools.
Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for students.
Learn (1) how to get started, (2) how to choose a topic, (3) how to complete the project, and (4) how to display your project.