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Book resources

The Library has a number of books with ideas to get you started,

such as these which will be kept in


for the duration of the task:

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The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects - Julianne Blair Bochinski
Call Number: 507.8 BOC
ISBN: 0471460435
Publication Date: 2003-11-21

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Mythbusters - Science Fair Book - Samantha Margles
Call Number: 507.8 MAR
ISBN: 9780545237451
Publication Date: 2011

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A+ Projects in Biology - Janice Pratt VanCleave
Call Number: 570.78 VAN
ISBN: 0613081129
Publication Date: 1993

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125 Physics Projects for the Evil Genius - Jerry Silver
Call Number: 530.078 SIL
ISBN: 9780071621311
Publication Date: 2009

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New Everyday Science Explained - Curt Suplee
Call Number: 500 SUP
ISBN: 0792273575
Publication Date: 2004

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The Big Book of Hacks - Doug Cantor
Call Number: 600 BIG
ISBN: 9781616283995
Publication Date: 2012


I'll just Google it !

Advanced searching

When you are researching a particular scientific concept, use keywords that are specific rather than very general. 

Try putting them in quotation marks, so that the search engine finds results contain the phrase rather than individual words, eg "household germs".

Or, use keyword joiners such as AND or +  to refine your searches, e.g. bread + mould

Here are some examples:

Q.: Which location or items in the house have the most germs ?

Search terms: "household germs" or bacteria + mobile phones

Sample websites: Top spots for bacteria at home

10 everyday objects that harbor germs

Q.: Which fruit or vegetable generates the most electrochemical energy ?

Search terms: Vegetables + "electrochemical cell"

Sample website: A potato battery can light up a room for a month


    Experiments on You Tube

    There are many science experiments that have been uploaded ontoYou Tube.

    Again, check with your teacher as to which are suitable for this

    task and which materials and variables you will need to consider.


    Experiment concepts on You Tube

    There are also videos on You Tube explaining some of the concepts

    involved in scietific experiments, such as this one on Scientific Variables:


    STANSW Young Scientist project on You Tube

    The STANSW ( Science Teachers' Association of NSW ) holds the Young Scientist Awards each year.

    Barker College students are often in the finals !

    The STANSW have a You Tube channel withvideos of past winning projects.

    Click on the image below to go to their You Tube channel

    Subject Guide

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    Mrs Brady

    Your Bibilography

    You should start your bibliography when you start your research !

    Use the

    SLASA Referencing Generator

    on the Library homepage

    to create a reference for each resource you use.

    Keep these together in a MS Word document.

    At the end of your research, assemble all the references in alphabetical order as

    one list, 

    and your Bibliography will be complete.


      CSIRO CREST 2017

      CREativity in Science and Technology - CREST !

      More information on the Advanced CREST Awards program 

      is available here

      Scroll to the bottom of the page to find BRONZE, SILVER & GOLD project ideas !


      Is there an app for that ?

      You may be able to

      use an app from

      iTunes or Google Play

      to measure or

      record your experiment results,

      such as:

      SlowMo Coach - frame by frame video analysis ( Free )

      Athla VelocityHands-Free Speed Radar for Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Soccer and Cricket (Free)

      Snapnote allows you to add text to photos ( Free )


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