Science projects that are already completed can be found in online media, in science project books and in photos or videos of past science fair winners. Instructions that map out successful projects are readily available for students who wish to recreate experiments.

Good examples of past science projects follow the scientific method. Examples should begin with a question followed by research, a hypothesis and testing. Many completed projects do not list research completed during this process, hence people who copy the projects must add their own research. Data communication, conclusions and displays also need to be included for a complete finished project.