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Once you have selected your Research Area topic you will need to get an overview of your topic.
Begin by reading a general reference article from one of these databases below.
You can then begin to build a list of Keywords to help you further in your research.
New Scientist The Christopher Brennan Library has an online subscription to New Scientist. Ask your friendly librarian for the logon details to gain access. The latest issue (not for loan) and past issues are available in print form in the library.
Links to good ideas
Select the image to find out more or go to the Scientific Buddies website.
STUDYJAMS! are short animated videos explaining scientific concepts and how to conduct a scientific inquiry. From Scholastic Inc.
Books in the CBL
Take a look in the Christopher Brennan Library for books that will supplement your learning and understanding.
A+ Projects in Chemistry by Provides step-by-step instructions for thirty advanced chemistry experiments suitable for science fairs.
Call Number: 540.78 VAN
Science is Golden by Australia's favourite scientist answers more curly questions on Life, the Universe and Everything. No one conveys the excitement and wonder of science quite like Dr Karl, and this, his twenty-seventh book, takes us on another thoroughly entertaining exploration of the world around us.
Call Number: FUN STUFF KRUSZELNICKI
Let's Experiment by An invaluable resource of 43 hands-on experiments and four classroom demonstrations designed for students aged 8+.
Call Number: 507.8 LET
Call Number: 503 EEN
This libguide will assist you in your independent research for the Science Research Project. The following databases, websites, and books will help guide you in this research task.
Here you'll find programs from ABC radio and TV including Dr Karl's Great Moments in Science, videos, news feeds and much more. Check out some of the experiments for ideas.
The Naked Scientist
The Naked Scientists are researchers from Cambridge University who strip science down to its bare essentials. Fun Kitchen Science Experiments provide some experiments that can be done at home.
Physics 4 Kids
An easy to understand guide to Physics for school students. From Andrew Rader Studios.
Real World Physics Problems
This website contains a variety of physics problems, complete with solutions, taken from real world applications.
"Science Bob" Pflugfelder is an award winning science teacher, maker, and presenter. He encourages people to practice "Random Acts of Science" by providing instructions and videos for interactive science experiments.
Free project ideas in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. Comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips and techniques at your fingertips.
Science Fair Adventures
The authority on science fair projects, ideas and experiments.
The Surfing Scientist
Lots of videos of science tricks and experiments from the Australian Surfing Scientist, Ruben Meerman.
YouTube Science Channel
Learn about scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics, and more with science videos and news. *Please note that due to the College's YouTube policy, you will only be able to access these videos at home.
Harvard Referencing Style
HARVARD STYLE REFERENCING
Your Guide to Harvard Style Referencing by The University of Sydney is very useful, easy to follow and thorough guide on how to complete a reference list. Examples are sorted into categories and include in-text referencing and reference list.