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Not Everyone Hates The Science Fair!

Science Fairs get a lot of bad press these days, and I don't like it. Honestly? I think the only bad science fair is a science fair that a child is FORCED to enter every year. You heard me. The science fair should be 100% voluntary, most of the time.   Maybe it would be better if fifth grade, for example, was a [...]

A Behind the Scenes Look at Science Fair Judging

By Blog Editor Susan Wells A few weeks ago, I was asked to be a judge at a local middle school's 8th grade science fair. I was so excited to volunteer to take on title of Science Fair Judge for the first time. I had no idea what to really expect or how to perform my judging duties as I drove to the [...]

Science Fair 911 – Tips for Students

By Blog Editor Susan Wells  Whether you are required to participate in your school's science fair or if you are trying to decide whether or not to volunteer to participate, the hardest part of getting started is finding a project. I have organized my school's science fair for several years now, and I have found that once the project is picked, the kids [...]

Science Fair 911 – Tips for Parents

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  "It's science fair time!"  Those words cause many parents to panic and ask questions like, "How are we going to have time for this?"  "What experiment should my child do?"  "I have no science background--how am I going to help?"  "Where do we begin?" Don't panic... help is on the way.  Completing a science fair project is not [...]

Science Fair 911 – Display Boards

By Blog Editor Susan Wells You've picked the perfect project, pulled together your materials and variables, conducted your experiment. You can see the finish line. But there is one last piece of the science fair project that remains...the project display board. I've been surprised in my working with students and their parents that the display board can make even the most confident scientists [...]

Science Fair – What Will the Judge Ask Me?

Dr, Maille Lyons, The Science Fair Coach Part III:  What will the judge ask me? Some judges will be judging their first science fair, while others will have judged several fairs at varying levels.  Nevertheless there are many common questions and, the more you have thought about them, the better your interview experience will be.  20 Questions you should expect include: Where did you get this [...]

Science Fair 911 – Scientific Method

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  So you have a great science fair project idea, but you're not sure how to get started? We're here to help! Every successful science fair project starts with the Scientific Method. The Scientific Method is just a road map to get you from your question to your answer. Follow these steps to make your experiment amazing! Question Find a topic that [...]

How is a Science Fair Judged and Tips for Science Fair Success

Dr, Maille Lyons, The Science Fair Coach How is a Science Fair Judged? It might surprise you to learn that there are no rules on how a science fair must be judged.  In an ideal situation, all science fair judges would review all of the projects, and then interview all of the students, and then come to an agreement on the ranking of the [...]

Science Fair 911 – Choose a Topic & Project Ideas

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  Sometimes the hardest part of the entire science fair is figuring out what you want to do for your project. I know from personal experience with my own sons that it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking you have to do something amazing in order to make the project worthwhile. My sons' best projects [...]