Science Fair Secrets

Students, parents and teachers share their winning science fair project ideas, stories and awards.

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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…

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…
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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,…

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…

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…

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…

Science Fair Boot Camp - An Intense Training Program That's Changing the Science Fair Experience

Our blog editor (and my favorite contributor), Susan Wells, recently wrote an article about kindergarteners being banned from science fairs. Susan does a great job of reporting on science happenings that truly stike a nerve. In response to many…

Kindergarteners Banned from Science Fair? What is the Right Age to Participate?

Contributed by Susan Wells Blog Editor - Steve Spangler Science What age should children begin participating in science fair? Should science fairs be judged? How much involvement should parents have in their child's project? These are questions…

Science Fair Planning and Creative Ideas

By Guest Blogger: Karen Bantuveris, VolunteerSpot Mad Science Meets Crazy Easy Student Science Fair Planning Building extravagant dioramas and goo filled volcano models is only half the battle for creating a successful science fair. There’s…

Parents - Don't Fear the Science Fair

It’s that time of year again. Snow is melting, temperatures are starting to rise a bit and your child has to work on a science fair project. The dreaded science fair project. The goal of the science fair is to teach the scientific method…