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Science Fair 911 – Tips for Teachers

By Guest Blogger Debbie Leibold  So, you're about to assign science fair projects to your students… now what? No need to worry, the Spangler Science team has some tips to make the science fair fun, interesting, and educational for your students (and easier for you)! First and foremost, if you are excited about the science fair, your students are sure to share your [...]

Science Fair Judging – Why Didn’t I Win?

Dr, Maille Lyons, The Science Fair Coach Most of the time, when you don’t win, a science fair there isn’t any feedback on why your project was not selected as one of the best. Here is a list of the 5 most common reasons a project, that might otherwise seem like a “winner” does not even place in the top tier. 1. Violation: Gadgeteering Explanation: [...]

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 [...]

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 – Demonstrations vs. Experiments

By Blog Editor Susan Wells When I was growing up, my school did not do a science fair. I had never been to a science fair until my oldest was in kindergarten. All I knew was it had something to do with baking soda volcanoes. Fast forward several years, and I now organize the science fair and encourage kids to get involved. Through [...]

Curious Jane Science Detectives Find the Fun in Learning

Curious Jane Camps are powered by girls. Or maybe they just run on girl power. Founder Samantha Razook Murphy, launched the all-girls camps last summer to encourage girls to explore the world around them. The camps are available in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Naples, Florida. Curious Jane offers a wide variety of after-school and summer camps ranging from toy [...]

Staff Spotlight on Copy Editor Debbie Leibold

Q: Tell us a little about who you are… A: Let's see... I'm definitely not a scientist, I'm not in a band, I'm not an ultra-creative graphic designer, I'm not on Ellen, I haven't been featured on YouTube, I rarely blow things up.  My life is pretty boring compared to some of the people I work with. I'm a mom, wife, dog [...]

Instant Snow Day – 12 Days of Wonder

We have reached Day #3 in our 12 Days of Wonder in our quick ascent towards the holidays. Today's spotlight science toy is Instant Snow Day. Steve Spangler Science is celebrating the 12 Days of Wonder and highlighting our top 12 science toys and kits that are perfect to put under the tree. As blog editor, social media coordinator and mom of two [...]