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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…
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How Roxborough Elementary Encourages Participation in the Science Fair

With strong parent support and amazing teachers to encourage a love for science, Roxborough Elementary is celebrating the largest participation in their Science fair this year. Science fair can be a daunting event for both students and their…

Science Fair Winners Should Be Just as Celebrated as the Super Bowl Winner - President Obama

President Obama is a brilliant orator. When I listened to his State of the Union last night, his comments about education, innovation and science, in particular, really hit home. Nations like China and India realized that with some changes of…

Beyond the Fizz - How to Get Kids Excited About Doing Real Science

No one cared that it was cold outside. These kids could hardly wait to see what would happen next. Giggles and laughter bounced from child to child as the group of second graders positioned themselves around the 2-liter bottle of diet soda. In…
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Science Fair becomes Endangered in Hawaii

The Hawaii Academy of Science wraps up their annual science fair today - a science fair that almost didn’t happen. As part of its spending cuts, the state of Hawaii eliminated $250,000 in annual funding that financed school, district and…
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Which helmet protects your head the best?

As parents, we know it’s important for our children to wear safety helmets when biking, skiing, skating or participating in any activity where there’s a chance of a fall or crash. But have you ever wondered which helmets are the best in…

Putting Together an Amazing Science Fair Project

Have you signed up for your school’s science fair but haven’t picked a science fair project? Or are you thinking about joining your science fair but don’t know where to start? Participating in the science fair is an amazing opportunity…

Grant Smith Wins 1st Place in Science Fair

It's great to get emails with this subject line... My science fair project placed 1st from an idea from your website! Grant Smith is a 4th grader at S&S Elementary in Sherman, Texas. The "S&S" two small towns, Southmayd and Sadler, are…