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Science Fair 911 – Don't Sweat the Science Fair We Are Here to Help

By Blog Editor Susan Wells

It’s January and it’s Science Fair season. The keywords, “science fair projects,” “easy science fair ideas,” and “science fair help” are some of the top searched terms on Google in the month of January as students and their parents get online to look for help on their science fair projects.

Participating in the school science fair is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the scientific method, ask new questions, discover new science facts, conduct experiments and gain a new understanding of how science works. It also builds self confidence and public speaking skills.

My favorite part of the science fair is the bright smiles and prideful faces of the students who participate. In my daughter’s school, participating in the science fair is strictly extra-curricular. I am always so proud of each and every student who dedicates the time and energy to enriching their education. This will be the third year I am organizing our science fair.

Science fair isn’t about demonstrating a science experiment, it is taking a journey through the scientific method and self discovery. Sure, it is a lot of work and may cause some students (and their parents) to break out in a sweat with the mere mention of it. When it is done correctly, safely and allowed proper time, the science fair is very rewarding.

The science fair is a perfect opportunity to explore your own questions and make your own discoveries. It is an opportunity to step outside the books and the classroom and personally enrich your education.

Steve Spangler Science is here for students, their parents and teachers during the science fair season. We have an entire experiment library to browse through to find the perfect experiment to turn into the perfect science fair project. Debbie Leibold, our in-house science fair expert and mom of two along with myself, a science fair veteran, will provide helpful advice and step-by-step directions from how to choose the science fair project that is right for you, to tips for parents, students and teachers, how to turn a science demonstration into an experiment, how to create your science fair board and more over the next eight weeks.

Visit our blog at SteveSpanglerScience.com/blog every Monday beginning January 9th through February 20th for an article to help you survive science fair season.

Here are the topics and links to the posts to help you survive science fair season: 

How Roxborough Elementary Encourages Participation in the Science Fair

With strong parent support and amazing teachers to encourage a love for science, Roxborough Elementary is celebrating the largest participation in their Science fair this year.

Science fair can be a daunting event for both students and their parents. But participating in science fair doesn’t have to be scary. All it takes is a question to get started.  It can be a simple question like “Which diaper absorbs the most liquid?” or “Which gum flavor lasts the longest?” After you ask a question, run a series of tests to answer your question. Sometimes, you won’t find a clear answer.

Roxborough Elementary takes advantage of the scientists in their community from Lockheed Martin. Community members are invited to help judge science fair projects. They don’t let their participants struggle on their own. They give each participant a packet of information on how to put their project together for the fair. Roxborough is sharing their packets with our parents and teachers to help them communicate with their participants and complete their projects.

If you are looking for a science fair project, check out our Science Fair library.