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Did You Know?
Did you know that the flower with the world's largest bloom is the Rafflesia Arnoldii? Did you know that the flower with the world's largest bloom is the Rafflesia Arnoldii? This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Indonesia. It can grow to be 3 feet across and weigh up to 24 pounds!

Rafflesia lacks any observable leaves, stems or even roots. It attaches itself to a host plant and grows as thread-like strands of tissue completely embedded within and in intimate contact with surrounding host cells from which nutrients and water are obtained.

When in bloom, the Rafflesia emits a pungent odor, similar to that of rotting meat which attracts insects that pollinate the plant. The buds take many months to develop and the flower lasts for just a few days.

Ward's Science has the Photographic Atlas of Botany and Guide to Plant Identification which has thousands of photos to help identify all kinds of plants.

Free Examples of Middle School Science Fair Projects

Here is where you will find a free list of Middle School Science Fair Projects.  The schools, organizations and individuals listed here have posted their finished science fair projects online giving you some great ideas and examples for your own project.

Many of these science projects use materials that are available around the house, making them very cheap, or completely free!  Others require materials that are available from reputable suppliers of science products like Edmund Scientific and

Selah Intermediate & Junior High School Science Projects

The Selah School District has an excellent Science Fair Project Ideas and Help page that has many helpful resources, including completed student science fair projects from their Intermediate and Junior High Schools.  This is a very large collection from 1998 through 2005, and will present you with many ideas for your own science project.  Use the following table for quick access to the projects:

Selah Intermediate School Science Fair Projects by year:
1999  -  2000  -  2001  -  2002  -  2003  -  2004  -  2005  -  2006

Selah Junior High School Science Fair Projects by grade and year:
8th grade 1999  -  9th grade 1998-2001

Exploring Minds - Science Fairs Section
Exploring Minds is a program created by Merck Frosst, one of Canada’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies. The Science Fairs section of Exploring Minds has a wealth of information that is useful for your science project.

There are two sections of particular interest. The first section is titled "A Few Projects." Here you will find nine complete science fair projects. The second section is titled "1001 Ideas, Thousands of Projects!" While not complete science fair projects, there is a lot of great material here that will give you ideas to develop your own.

Our Science Fair Projects - Two Girls From Colorado
A nicely done collection of  five completed science fair projects by two girls from Colorado. They have specifically posted these reports online in an effort to offer free help if you are having difficulty choosing or researching good science fair projects.

They present detailed information on these projects that they have done together, two of which were selected to go to the district science fair. Each page summarizes the project, and there is a link to the completed science fair projects in PDF format.

E-Journal of Student Research: Science
The Science area located in the E-Journal of Student Research at the NSRC (National Student Research Center) has hundreds of abstracts of student research projects from Elementary through High School levels. Although these completed projects are basically in short form and without pictures, they are fairly detailed and should serve as good examples of free science fair projects.