Project Finder at SciStarter

Match Your Passion & Preferences to a Science Project

Visit Science Cheerleader’s sister site:, the network of citizen science projects and activities where you will find the projects listed below, and hundreds more!

Looking for an amateur science activity? You’ve come to the right place. Listed below are all the categories of projects that we are currently tracking.

There are two ways to find projects that are right for you. You can click on a subject that strikes your fancy in our topics list. Or you can browse through the possibilities based on how they line up with one of your personal preferences: whether they are free or low-cost, can be done close to home, involve working with a scientist, and so on.

By the way, we’d love your help in adding to our listings. Please suggest a project.

Project Topics

> All Projects
> Animals
> Archeology
> Astronomy & Space
> Biology
> Birds
> Chemistry
> Climate & Weather
> Computers & Technology
> Ecology & Environment
> Food
> Geology & Earth Science
> Nature & Outdoor
> Ocean & Water
> Physics
> Science Policy
> Sound

Project Preferences

I’m looking for a project that:

> I can do at or close to home
> involves a trip
> I can do indoors
> I can do outdoors
> lets me work with professional scientists on their research
> is free or won’t cost much
> lasts only a short time
>is easy to do
> I can do with my young children

It is okay if this project:

> lasts a long time or requires a major commitment
> calls for the use of a computer or other specialized equipment
> is pretty technical or difficult
> charges a fee for participation or otherwise involves a cost

(Want more information on the Project Finder, including plans for a bigger and better version in the near future? Read our original posting about it.)