Moms & Dads – How Can You Help Your Children with Science Fair Projects?

Is it me or do these science fair projects get harder and harder each year? They’re supposed to be cool science fair projects, but the problem is, much of the work gets left on us – Moms and Dads! If I hadn’t discovered the secret to a winning science fair project, I wouldn’t have stood […]

School Science Fair Projects: Using the Internet to Generate Ideas

We’ve spent a lot of time over the last few months talking about science in the news. Today I’d like to talk to you about how to come up with a great science fair idea using the Internet. These strategies are simple and just about anyone with internet access can use them. The first thing […]

Science Project Ideas: National Renewable Energy Lab

This week I want to talk about the science programs and competitions offered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This foundation offers programs and competitions for elementary school students, middle school students and high school students. Read on to learn about tutoring programs and science competitions. If you are associated with an elementary school, either […]

Department of Energy School Competitions

Last week we talked about the Toy Challenge, a science competition for middle school students in grades 5 through 8. Today I’d like to talk about how you can use science competitions to develop your students’ interest in science. To start with you will need to familiarize yourself with the Department of Energy’s website. The […]

Super Science Fair Projects…Breaking News: Earth-like Planets Exist Else Where

For thousands of years we have assumed that the Earth was a unique chunk of rock, however, recent research suggests that this may not be true. Science fiction stories and movies have played around with the possibility that we are not alone in the universe and with the possibility that other Earth-like planets exist. Today […]

2008 Virutal Science Fair Contest Launches Today

If you have been following this blog then you know how passionate I am about the environment and about using school based science fair projects to expand students’ understanding and passion for ecology and renewable energy development. This year the Super Science Fair Project website will be hosting several virtual science fairs. These contests can […]

2008 Is The Official “International Year of Planet Earth”

Last year the beginning of a three year celebration/initiative aimed at raising awareness about the relationship between climate, human actions and the livability of the planet Earth was launched. While this is the second year of the program, the U.N. has named 2008 as the official “International Year of Planet Earth.” During this year media […]

Icebergs in South Carolina?

Finding inspiration for science demonstrations and projects is not always easy to do. It is very easy to fall into a rut and present the same scientific information to classes year after year. However, science is not a stationary subject. It is constantly evolving and scientific truth is always changing. This is why it is […]

Science News: 6.8 Earthquake Hits North Island of New Zealand

On December 20, 2007 an earthquake with a magnitude 6.8 struck the North Island of New Zealand. Its epicenter was located about 150 kilometers east of the Taupo Volcano. Even though the magnitude was strong, there has been no damage reported thus far from the Gisbourne area. Other volcanoes in the affected chain include: Ruapehu, […]

Ringing In The New Year: What Does 2008 Mean for Science

As we come to the end of the year it is only normal to ponder what was accomplished during the last year and what the new year will bring. This is also the time of year when many teachers think about how they can help their students reach their academic goals by the end of […]