One of the important sections of your Science Fair paper is the background. The background section presents important information about the scientific problem that your experiment will investigate. The background section may include the following information:
- an overview/ definition/ explanation of the problem
explanation of the importance of the problem
definitions of important terms or concepts related to the problem
explanation of relevant mathematical formulas or scientific equipment that will be part of the experiment
You will need to find sources, both print and web, that will help you provide this information. Check out these resources.
Log into the Library Catalog.
Search the catalog for books about your problem/experiment.
Look at the books on the Science Fair Resource List.
Library and Online Databases
After you have searched for books, click on the One Search tab next to the Title tab.
Look at the results from Khan Academy and in Science Online by clicking on the word Show next to the green arrow.
Research Tip: You may need to unblock the pop-up blocker to see the results from Science Online. Click on the pop-up blocker icon in the web address bar and choose "always allow pop-ups"; then go back to TCA's Library's page and reload the Science Online page.