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Science Fair Planning: Home

Ideas and resources to help plan your science fair project for Biology.

Watch and Listen to Learn

EXPLORE AT LEAST THREE SITES AND LISTEN OR WATCH ONE PODCAST OR VIDEO RELATED TO A BIOLOGY TOPIC.

Science Friday

Science Friday is a weekly talk show about newsworthy science with a call-in portion where listeners can present questions to a panel of experts. 

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Science Friday Videos

 

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How Stuff Works - Science

HowStuffWorks is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. 

How Stuff Works - Life Sciences Videos

More science from HowStuffWorks:

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Radio Lab Podcast

Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we'll feed it with possibility.

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Scientific American Podcasts

Weekly science podcasts that include 60 seconds of the latest news about science, the mind, and the environment.

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TedTalks Video Lectures

TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. For Biology specific videos: TEDTalks - Biology

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Videos, Podcasts, & Digital Exhibits

Discover What's Going on in the Field of Biology Today

EXPLORE AT LEAST THREE SITES AND CHOOSE ONE ARTICLE OF INTEREST TO READ ABOUT A CURRENT BIOLOGY TOPIC.

Magazines - current articles

Popular Science - Biology - written for anybody to understand
Popular Science has been a leading source of science and technology news since its inception way back in 1872.

Scientific American - Biology - written for educated people, but not necessarily scientists
Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 160 years.

Science Magazine - Topics - written for scientists
Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal.

 

Newspapers - breaking news

Boston Globe Science Section

New York Times Science Section

Washington Post Health and Science Section

Older Newspapers

  • The New York Times - See Ms. Pollock for a password.
    Search the full text of The New York Times (starting in 1985).
  • Boston Globe 
    Search the full text of The Boston Globe (starting in 1980).

 

Websites

How Stuff Works - Life Sciences
HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, the site is now an online resource for millions of people of all ages.

Discover - Living World
A magazine that publishes articles about science, technology, and the future. The site includes podcasts and videos on current science topics.

Databases

EXPLORE THE TOPICS PAGE AND READ ONE OVERVIEW ARTICLE ABOUT A BIOLOGY RELATED TOPIC. 

Academic Journals (primary source)

Activities & Experiments