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 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: 

5 replies
  1. Arlee Bird
    Arlee Bird says:

    When I was a kid my science fair project attempts were never very good. I always envied the kids who could come up with those cool volcanoes and stuff (with a parent’s help I’m sure).
    I like the concept of science fairs though and it gives kids who are science minded more opportunity to express themselves and share.

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  2. Shelle
    Shelle says:

    We love Steve Spangler over at the preschool where I teach! Thanks to you, we have added so much science to our program and our young students have learned how to think like scientists and love science!
    I have a little blog about our preschool and I was given the Versatile Blogger Award. I would like to pass the Award on to you. There are details on my blog that explain it all. I hope you will play along!

    Happy blogging!

  3. Saliha khalid
    Saliha khalid says:

    I really don’t think this was a good experiment for science fair project…I mean that this experiment would not help me win science fair. I am looking for a topic that will help me win my science fair project. If you have an other ideas please tell me..


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