Online Resources

The websites below contain a variety of information about science and engineering fairs; from planning and background research, to putting together a display board.   If you choose to use these resources, please note that the guidelines on these web sites may differ slightly from the CSRSEF guidelines. Be sure to follow only CSRSEF or ISEF guidelines for your project!





  • Archimedes Initiative
    The Archimedes Initiative is an effort formed to promote science literacy and increase and is focused around video content involving participants in competitive science fairs.


  • Energy Quest
    The California Energy Commission’s website with ideas for projects, an explanation of what makes a good project, and links to other useful sites.



  • Science Buddies
    Contains project ideas, how-to section, and information on engineering projects.


  • Science Fair Central
    Discovery Channel’s science fair site that includes a handbook and some project ideas.