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How to Do a Science Fair Project
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How to Do a Science Fair Project

Looking for an idea to kick-start a science fair project? Or have a testable question but not sure how to put your plan into motion?

Use this 5-step video guide created by none other than rocket scientists. Then explore the work of science fair superstars — maybe you'll be the next teen featured here!

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Holly Jackson, 2014 Broadcom MASTERS Top Winner

Holly Jackson, 2014 Broadcom MASTERS Top Winner

Holly Jackson turned her interest of sewing into an award-winning science and engineering project. Discover the novel way she investigated this ancient art and some of her futuristic applications. More...

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Science News for Students
Google Science Fair Winners Take on World Hunger, Other Global Problems

Google Science Fair Winners Take on World Hunger, Other Global Problems

Meet Emer, Ciara, and Sophie, the teen scientists from Ireland who won Grand Prize in the 2014 Google Science Fair. They found a way to make crops more productive and increase food yields. More...

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Forget Apple Pie. Go Raspberry Pi!

Forget Apple Pie. Go Raspberry Pi!

Take a look at this simple computer that's about the size of a smart phone but big enough — and easy enough — to program with Python. See how Broadcom MASTERS finalists used it for gaming. More...

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Science News for Students
The Secret of Trees

The Secret of Trees

Fibonacci Sequence + Budding Inventor = Fantastic Discovery. See how a winter walk in the woods helped one remarkable 13-year-old crack a solar energy secret used by trees.
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Winner of Google Science Fair Studies Ways to Prevent Influenza

Winner of Google Science Fair Studies Ways to Prevent Influenza

Realizing that influenza can kill millions, high schooler Eric Chen has discovered new compounds that might stop flu viruses and a new method of finding such compounds. More...

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Ann Makosinski: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Ann Makosinski: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Do flashlights really need batteries? This teen built a flashlight that's powered solely by heat from the human hand. Check it out. More...

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Harvard Undergraduate, Cancer Researcher, and MORE

Harvard Undergraduate, Cancer Researcher, and MORE

In 2011, Shree Bose won the inaugural Google Science Fair for her work on chemotherapy. Now she's an undergraduate at Harvard. Check out her blog to discover how she's feeding her passion for biology and medicine. More...

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Super Science Spinner

Super Science Spinner

Here's a fun way to find an idea for a science fair project. Spin the wheel until you find a topic you like. More...

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2014 Winner & Finalists: Discovery-3M Young Scientist Challenge

2014 Winner & Finalists: Discovery-3M Young Scientist Challenge

Check out this year's amazing projects: rescue robots that locate victims in a disaster, a headset that helps keep drowsy drivers awake, and the winning project, battery cells powered by pollution. More...

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3M and Discovery Young Scientist Challenge: 2013 Finalists

3M and Discovery Young Scientist Challenge: 2013 Finalists

Peyton Robertson took top honors in the 2013 challenge for creating lighter, more efficient sandbags to minimize flood and saltwater damage. Meet him and the other 9 finalists. More...

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High School Student Develops Chemical-Detecting Robot

High School Student Develops Chemical-Detecting Robot

As a high school freshman, Anna Simpson set out to create a robot that sniffs out spilled chemicals. And 2 years later she had made one…out of Legos. More...

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Shrishti Asthana: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Shrishti Asthana: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

When she asked others about water pollution, Shrishti was challenged to think critically about her own behavior. Her response? Solar-powered water purification. Take a look. More...

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Tortoise-Studying Teen Takes Top Broadcom Prize

Tortoise-Studying Teen Takes Top Broadcom Prize

Florida 8th-grader River Grace took top honors in a STEM competition, with original research on the “dancing” Madagascar tortoises. What did he find out about the tortoise’s strange swaying ritual? More...

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Whiz Kid Grows Algae Under Her Bed, Wins Intel Science Fair

Whiz Kid Grows Algae Under Her Bed, Wins Intel Science Fair

If biofuels are the future, then Sara Volz may lead the way. This teen’s winning project for the Intel Science Fair investigated the most economically feasible algae production for biofuel. Check out her work. More...

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Winners: 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

Winners: 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contests

Check out the winners of the 2014 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for ages 11 through 14. Do you think you could do better? More...

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14-Year-Old Student Turns Rain into Electricity

14-Year-Old Student Turns Rain into Electricity

Using a piezoelectric material, a Canadian student has changed the kinetic energy of rain into electrical energy. You'll find more about piezoelectricity in this topic. More...

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Alex Spiride: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Alex Spiride: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Alex, a competitive swimmer, built an underwater robot propelled by air pressure that moves — and sounds — like a squid. Check out his invention that makes it easier to get close to and study marine life. More...

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Eric Chen: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Eric Chen: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Spurred by how quickly influenza spreads and the rise of new lethal viruses, this 17-year-old developed a novel way to approach fighting the flu. Take a look at his winning work. More...

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Organizing and Presenting Science Fair Project Findings

Organizing and Presenting Science Fair Project Findings

Now that you have all your data, how do you analyze and present it appropriately? Get tips and tricks for displaying science fair results and observations. More...

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Science Fair Central: Getting Started

Science Fair Central: Getting Started

In science, you start with curiosity. But that must lead to "testable questions," and from there to experiments. See how testable questions come from curiosity. More...

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Science Stars Are on Display at the White House

Science Stars Are on Display at the White House

Meet teen scientists honored at the 4th White House Science Fair. Their research includes how screen time affects sleep and changed radiation levels in salmon after the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan. More...

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Students Earn $30K Designing Ways to Survive Natural Disasters

Students Earn $30K Designing Ways to Survive Natural Disasters

What happens if a natural disaster wipes out all communication in your area? Meet a team of middle schoolers who created a way to signal disaster relief spots. More...

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The White House Maker Faire

The White House Maker Faire

Joey Hudy fired off a marshmallow cannon and was sent to the White House, not the principal's office. Now the President is looking for more teens like him. Do you have what it takes? More...

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Venkat Sankar: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Venkat Sankar: Google Science Fair 2013 Global Finalist

Venkat is all for renewable energy — as long as it doesn't hurt endangered species. See how he used computer simulations to find a modified plant footprint that would reduce habitat loss for the giant kangaroo rat population. More...

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Google Science Fair
Young Engineers Take LEGO ‘Bots for a Swim

Young Engineers Take LEGO ‘Bots for a Swim

Take your standard Lego robotic challenge, then add an underwater twist. That's the annual Build IT Challenge. Meet the five teen girls who built the winning submersible. More...

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