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Free Science Fair Resources


Online Resources

The internet is a great source of information. Here are some links to get you started:

100 Extremely Useful Search Engines for Science


American Psychological Association Guide to Psychological Research


Archimedes Initiative


Energy Quest


Internet Public Library's Science Fair Project Resource Guide


Science Buddies:


Science Fair Central


Science Fair Projects @ Nasa


OCSEF resources


Why a Science Fair - Student?


Why a Science Fair - Teacher?


Designing a Research Project


Writing Reports


Science Fair Displays


Statistics for Research


The following links are to zip files.  You may be behind a firewall that prevents you from downloading these files.  If so, please contact the OCSEF and we will provide an alternate link.

Additional Resources for Any Fair


Planning Report Writing


Getting Started - Organization


Dealing with Statistics


Safety Resources



Other Science Fairs


Google Science Fair

The Google Science Fair is an annual online science fair open to young scientists ages 13-18 with ideas that might just change the world.


Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair

The Intel® International Science and Engineering Fair® (Intel ISEF) is the world's largest international pre-college science competition. More than 1,600 high school students showcase their independent research and compete for more than $4 million in awards.


Broadcom Masters

Students from grades 6 to 8 


California State Science Fair


Summer Camps

Math and Science Summer Camps in California

Academic Talent Program


Apprentice Researchers


Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in Information Technology’s IT Leadership Program (BFOIT)


California Science Center


Chabot Space & Science Center


Center for Talented Youth




Earthwatch Institute, Student Challenge Awards Program (SCAP)


iD Tech Camps


Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Camps


Point Reyes Science Camp


Research Mentorship Program


Sally Ride Camps


Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMAC)


Summer Science Program in Astronomy


The Tech Summer Camps, The Technological Museum of Innovation


Math and Science Camps Outside California

Academic Treks


Advanced Biology Institute


Awesome Math




Canada/USA Mathcamp


Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM)


Michigan Math and Science Scholars


Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)


Research Science Institute, MIT


Ross Mathematics Program


Rutgers Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics


Summer Institute for Mathematics at the University of Washington (SIMUW)


Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students