Science Fair Help

Monday, August 30, 2021

#You've got a science fair project to do, but now what? How do you get started?

#Don't worry, the Library has your back! 

We have a great website for you called "Science in Context." By following these steps, you'll get everything you need including an outline of how to do an experiment, a list of the materials you'll need, related resources for the research section of your project and a citation in the format you need for the experiment!

  1. Go to the Science in Context database by clicking or typing this link into your internet browser's address bar: www.jaxpubliclibrary.org/science-context
  2. Enter your Library Card number (if you're a Duval County Public Schools student, this is your S number).
  3. Look for the search box on the right hand side of the page, click in it and type Science Fair Projects and Experiments and click the magnifying glass to search.
  4. Scroll down the page and in the grey ON THIS PAGE section, click the link that says Experiments
  5. Now you have a big list of experiments for all grade levels. To get the ones for your grade level, look over to the right where it says FILTER YOUR RESULTS and click on the button that says Content Level.
  6. Click the box next to the Level that matches your grade and click the Apply button. See the CONTENT LEVELS chart on the right for help. 
  7. Now you have a list of projects that you can do with everything you need to complete them and write them up!

#Content Levels for Gale in Context Documents

Gale in Context documents are assigned content levels on their Lexile measure, or target audience if there is no Lexile measure on the document.

Level 1 Up to 500L Generally lower elementary
Level 2 501L - 850L Generally upper elementary
Level 3 851L - 1100L Generally middle school
Level 4 1101L - 1300L Generally middle school
Level 5 1301L and Up Generally high school and above

If you get lost or have any questions about how to find or use this database you can visit your local library or call us at (904) 255-BOOK (2665). 

Feel free to tag us if you post your experiment on social media! Good luck and have fun!!

Check out the Library's other database resources for help with your Science Fair project.

Science Fair Resources

Gale in Context Elementary

Gale in Context Elementary is a content-rich resource featuring a mobile-responsive, modern, inviting interface with continuously updated content appropriate for elementary school students. This resource helps kids advance research skills and gain comfort with database searching.

Subject categories include animals, arts & entertainment, geography, health, history & social studies, inventions & technology, plants, people, science & math, sports, stories & literature and transportation.

Science Fair projects.

LinkedIn Learning

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Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content. All you need is your library card and PIN to enjoy unlimited FREE access to 16,000+ on-demand courses in 7 language – all taught by passionate, expert instructors with real-world experience.

For customers using the LinkedIn Learning Mobile App please note that the Library ID (case sensitive) is:  jaxpubliclibrary.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

Science Fair Projects.

History Fair

Science in Context

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

Science Fair projects.

World Book Online

World Book is here to support teachers, librarians, students, parents, and kids with in-person and virtual learning. Our digital databases are designed for every stage of a student's educational journey and ideal for reinforcing knowledge and instruction with trustworthy activities, relevant content, assessments, and tutoring. World Book Online allows students the chance to access coursework and other educational materials anytime, anywhere - providing a platform to keep them engaged and eager to learn.

Science Fair ideas and projects.

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