10 Simple Science Fair Display Tips

Your display board is the first impression of your science fair project.

Your display board is the first impression of your science fairproject. It is a display that tells the story of all your efforts.So keep it simple, very neat, and well organized. Here are 10 simpletips for making a great science fair display…



Understand the Assignment – Stay within the guidelines and rules. Take the time to review all of the rules and requirements of the project before you get started.


Select an Interesting Topic – If the focus of your research excites you, it will most likely interest others… especially the judges!


Research and Organize – Gather all of your facts and materials, then make a rough sketch of your display.


Create a Powerful Title – Come up with an “Attention-Grabber” that will create interest and capture attention.


Make It Easy to Understand – Use clear subtitles and simple captions to make your point.


Make It Attractive – Use photos, illustrations, and 3-D objects to keep your display exciting and enticing to others.


Use Your Imagination – Paints, markers, crayons, and poster board will add impact to your display.


Know Your Facts – Prepare a well written and thoroughly researched report.


Review and Revise – Practice presenting your display to classmates, friends, and family.


Get a Good Night’s Rest – Remember that YOU are the most important part of the display. Only you can share your enthusiasm for the discoveries you’ve made.

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