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The following are a few resources for teachers and parents to help their students/children produce a successful science or engineering fair project. 


  • SECTION A:   Rules and Guidelines
  • SECTION B:   Certification and Special Forms
  • SECTION C:   Science Fair Resources, Instructional Resources and Materials for Teachers, and GSDSEF Workshop Materials
  • SECTION D:   Links to Online Teaching Resources and Digital Libraries

* Additional resources may be found on the Student Resources page.


Section A: Rules and Guidelines

Section B: Certification and Special Forms

Go to Students--> How to Participate, Table 4B to determine if a project needs a Certification Form or additional Forms BEFORE starting with experimentation. 

Additional Forms may be required AFTER the project is completed. Go to Students-->How to Participate, Step 8B  to see if these additional forms need to be completed by the Qualified Scientist and submitted during the screening process. 


Section C: Science Fair Resources for Teachers

How Science and Engineering Fair Projects Relate to the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards:


How to Do a Science Fair Project - Teaching the Scientific Method and Engineering Design:


GSDSEF WORKSHOPS and TEACHER-CREATED Instructional Resources and Materials

Please go to GSDSEF Facebook page for workshop videos!





Additional Instructional Materials and Resource Guides:


Section D: Links to Teaching Resources and Digital Libraries 

Science Net Links - Teaching Science Resources - Science NetLinks is a premier K-12 science education resource produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. At Science NetLinks, you'll find teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities, and all of it is free!


Thoughtco Teaching Resources - In-depth articles and teacher resources that give you and your students the answers and information.


Science Resources by Thoughtco


Computer Science Resources by Thoughtco


Math Resources by Thoughtco


Teaching Engineering


Tinkering, Simple Machines, Simple Electronics, Engineering, and Coding - Activities and Resources


Understanding Science and How it really Works – Teaching Resources


Teaching Resources - UC Berkeley


SAGE: Science and Arts Gateway Education - Teaching and Learning Resources from University of Cornell


JPL/NASA Teacher Resource


Resources from NASA: Grades 9-12


Resources from NASA Grades 5- 8


Edutopia – Ten Websites for  Science Teachers


Teaching Techniques for Science Teachers




The National Digital Library


Science News for Students


Find Articles from CBS


Science Daily – Your source for latest research


EurekAlert! The Global Source for Science News


Smithsonian - Science/Nature


Science Now


UC Riverside Chemical Engineering Fun for Kids




Try Engineering


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