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Science Links

From this section you can access a collection of Science Links organized by category. If you know of (or maintain) a site that you think we should include here, please let us know.

Science Project Ideas:

All Science Fair Projects

A site designed to help you search for useful ideas and tips for your experiments. Here, you will find literally hundreds of experiments of every kind in every discipline of science from chemistry, biology, physics to even human psychology.

Dr. Shawn's List of 1500 Science Projects

Get inspiration from this list of science project ideas in a wide range of categories like acoustics, aerodynamics, astronomy, fluids, material science, engineering, photography, thermodynamics, optics, electricity, oceanography, paleontology, genetics, and more!

School Science Fairs

A project of the Eastern Newfoundland Science Fairs Council, this homepage is designed to aid students with the most difficult aspect of their science fair experience: getting an idea.

Science Fair Central

Includes lots of great information including a comprehensive guide to creating your science fair project!

The Science Club

The Science Club offers great ideas for kids' science build-it projects, a science fair idea exchange, links to science projects at other websites, and more.

Topic Selection Wizard

Take a short quiz and the wizard will come up with some topic suggestions based on what interests you!

Youth Science Canada's SMARTS Forums

Share ideas and information on Science Fairs.

Youth Science Canada's Stepping Up Guide

Stepping Up is a guide for students who have completed a science fair project and competed at a regional or Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). It is intended to help these students take their project to the next level - to compete for a CWSF medal or a place on Team Canada-ISEF. The guide is written by alumni of the Canada Wide Science Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and is a project of Youth Science Foundation Canada through its SMARTS and Alumni initiatives.

Science Resource Sites:

Science & Technology for Canadians

A government site that includes information on a wide range of Science and Technology subjects.


A site dedicated to providing information on Canada's greatest scientists and their achievements.

Smithsonian Education

The central education site for the Smithsonian Institution. Includes information for Educators, Families and Students.

STAS, the PEI Science & Technology Awareness Site

STAS, the Prince Edward Island Science and Technology Awareness Site is a bilingual resource for students and teachers to learn, teach, and discover. STAS has three key activities: On-line S&T information, links, and activities for students, teachers and parents; mentoring activities with professional scientists, engineers, and technology experts, and promotion of local, regional and national science fair activities, and project suggestions.

Science Fair Websites:

2013 Canada Wide Science Fair

May 11-18, 2013 - University of Lethbridge - Lethbridge Alberta

Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair

Cape Breton Regional Science Fair

Chignecto Central West Regional Science Fair

Chignecto East Regional Science Fair

Conseil scolaire acadien provincial

Halifax Sci-Tech Expo

The Halifax Sci-Tech Expo


South Shore Regional Science Fair

Strait Regional Science Fair

Tri-County Regional Science Fair

Science News Sources:

Quirks & Quarks

Join host Bob McDonald each week on CBC Radio to find out the latest in science, technology, medicine and the environment. Quirks & Quarks covers every aspect of science, from the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom...and everything in between.

Discovery Channel

Science News for Kids

Science News for Kids is devoted to science news for children ages 9 to 13. The goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, web resources, and other useful materials.

Science Organizations:

Astronomy Nova Scotia

Bedford Institute of Oceanography

BIO is a modern oceanographic research facility, established in 1962 by the Federal Government of Canada and is located on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Canadian Centre for Energy Information

The Canadian Centre for Energy Information [Centre for Energy] aims to be the most comprehensive resource for Canadian energy sector information.

Discovery Centre

At the Discovery Centre in Halifax, people come in to discover new things about science and the world around them. By presenting science and technology in an entertaining environment, visitors are encouraged to pursue their natural culture of innovation and enjoy lifelong learning.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Space Place for Kids

Check out our games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.

Nova Scotian Institute of Science Hall of Fame

The Institute provides a meeting place for scientists and those interested in science.

Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute highlights the importance of scientific research by providing several educational outreach programs for students. Each program/activity is tailored to inspire specific audiences. The goal of their programs and resources is to inspire students with the wonders of the world and motivate them to continue studies in physics. Two summer programs PI offers are: ISSYP (International Summer School for Young Physicists) and Physcia Phantastica.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Sci-Tech Ontario

Sci-Tech Ontario is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization. Our mandate is to promote and celebrate participation, excellence and innovation in science and technology by Ontario youth. Sci-Tech supports the regional science and technology fairs in Ontario.

Science Service

Based in the United States, Science Service's mission is to advance public understanding and appreciation of science among people of all ages through publications and educational programs.

Society for Amateur Scientists

The Society for Amateur Scientists fosters collaboration between scientific professionals and citizens, and removes the roadblocks that prevent ordinary people from participating in extraordinary science. The SAS Web site includes a forum, reference desk, a kids' section, general resources and a mentoring program.

The Nobel Prize Archive

This site maintains detailed information on all winners of the Nobel Prize (in all categories).


What on Earth is in your stuff, and WHERE on Earth does it come from?

Welcome to the WHERE Challenge! In celebration of the International Year of Planet Earth, the first annual WHERE Challenge is asking Canadian kids aged 10 - 14 years to discover the answers to these questions: What on Earth is in your stuff and WHERE on Earth does it come from?

Youth Education and Communications (YEC) Program

The goal of the Youth Education and Communications (YEC) Program is to attract youth in Atlantic Canada to post-secondary education and careers in science and technology.

Youth Science Foundation of Canada

The Youth Science Foundation of Canada engages and supports youth innovation through project-based science and technology, aiding the development of skills and knowledge for excellence in a global economy.

Science is My Business:

Career Options and Related Information

A site developed to help you explore career opportunities.


The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development (CEED) is devoted to helping people discover and use entrepreneurship as a vehicle to become self-reliant. We have a vision of a vibrant entrepreneurial culture for all of Atlantic Canada.

Invest in Youth

Partner with a school in your community to provide career development opportunities for youth. From visiting a classroom on career day to taking on a youth apprentice in a skilled trade - the level of commitment is up to you.

Workit Youth Apprenticeship Initiative

The Workit Youth Apprenticeship Initiative is a province-wide effort to fill the increasing labour shortage in Nova Scotia's skilled trades. Whether you're a youth, parent, educator or an employer, this site has the information you need to learn more about the benefits of youth apprenticeship.

Nova Scotia Universities:

Saint Francis Xavier University

Université Sainte-Anne

Acadia University

Atlantic School of Theology

Cape Breton University

Dalhouse University

Mount St. Vincent University

NSCAD University

Saint Mary's University

University of King's College
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