Uh-oh, now you’ve gone and done it, you volunteered to do ascience fair project. Don’t sweat it, presenting at a sciencefair can be a lot of fun. Just remember, the science fair is foryour benefit. It’s your chance to show that you understandthe scientific method and how to apply it. Also, it’s anopportunity for you to delve more deeply into a topic you’reinterested in. Quite a few scientists, including a few Nobellaureates, claim that they had their first major breakthrough whileresearching a science fair project. And besides, a good sciencefair project can open a lot of doors academically andprofessionally—but you already knew that.
Stuck on what to do for your science project? Thiseasy-to-follow guide is chock-full of more than 50 fun ideas andexperiments in everything from astronomy to zoology. Your ultimateguide to creating crowd-pleasing displays, it shows you everythingyou need to know to:
- Choose the best project idea for you
- Make sure your project idea is safe, affordable, anddoable
- Research, take notes, and organize your facts
- Write a clear informative research paper
- Design and execute your projects
- Ace the presentation and wow the judges
Science fair guru Maxine Levaren gives walks you step-by-stepthrough every phase of choosing, designing, assembling andpresenting a blue ribbon science fair project. She gives you theinside scoop on what the judges are really looking for and coachesyou on all the dos and don’ts of science fairs. And she armsyou with in-depth coverage of more than 50 winning projects,including:
- Projects involving experiments in virtually every scientificdisciplines
- Computer projects that develop programs to solve a particularproblem or analyze system performance
- Engineering projects that design and build new devices or testexisting devices to compare and analyze performance
- Research projects involving data collection and mathematicalanalysis of results
Your complete guide to doing memorable science projects andhaving fun in the process, Science Fair Projects For Dummiesis a science fair survival guide for budding scientists at everygrade level.
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