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The Science of Witches’ Yeast for Halloween

By Jane Goodwin Back in the days before people waltzed into the grocery store to buy packaged bread. . . even before the days when people baked their own bread using store-bought packaged yeast, people could still enjoy a loaf of light, risen…

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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…
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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…
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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,…

Indoor Fun: How to Make Science Kids’ Play at Home

By Kristin Fitch From ZiggityZoom.com I have 3 boys.  From an early age I introduced my children to basic science concepts.  There was no room in our house for formalities, or serious science, at least not when my boys were only 2,4, and…

Five Ways to Inspire a Child's Inner Scientist

By Kristin Fitch of Ziggity Zoom Kids are experts at asking questions.  A typical 3 year old will ask why non-stop.  Why does that work like that?  Why is that man so tall?  Why do I have to do it?  The questions and their inquisitive…
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Reaching a Communication Balance - Best practices for Parent-Teacher Communication

By Carissa Rogers and VolunteerSpot.com What do parents and teachers have in common? We want what’s best for our kids…and we’re busy! Parents and teachers don’t get to spend much time together,  plus the teacher is out numbered, easily…