Thursday, December 07, 2006

Science Fair Ideas and BrainPOP

Science Fair ideas
There’s this great website ( that has over 500 free science fair ideas for kids from elementary school all the way through high school. The website is free and easy to use. You can topic search, keyword search, or simply browse around till you find something useful! They claim that they have “hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology!” This website would be a great resource for a teacher, student-teacher, parent, or a blooming scientist!

The website is truly amazing. As you familiarize yourself with it, you will see that you can do searches based on the level difficulty you need, and the topics really are endless as they are extremely precise and very articulate. As a wonderful launching pad for creative ideas with instructions, acts as a central base to thousands of ideas. It is sure to give credit to other websites and sources when they are used. Make sure you visit for great ideas and solid information before making your next science fair project or lesson plan!


I have recently fallen in love with a website based on curriculum. I know, I know. The website: is a curriculum-based site that includes activities, movies, quizzes, comic strips, experiments, and printable worksheets on Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Health, and Technology. It was founded in 1999 and is available in Spanish. BrainPOP is geared towards grades 3-12, and has a sister-website for grades K-3 ( BrainPOP is not free ($175.00/year for one teacher), but a free 14-day trial is available.

Thanks to Sarah Wiemero, Guest blogger

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