Award winning science fair projects can be spotted from a mile away! They detailed, well researched, and the way they are presented is absolutely "top notch." You will find that they are interesting, easy to follow and they leave the reader wanting to learn more about the scientific principles they explore.
If this is your first science fair you will find out what it takes to create award winning science fair projects. And if you already have some experience with science fairs you will find great tips on how to turn good science fair projects into amazing, award winning science fair projects.
You may have received an invitation to your science fair and if you have decided to participate, that's fantastic! You are in for an exciting and rewarding journey of scientific discovery. If you are still undecided as to whether you will take part, think about whether you have been in the following scenarios:
If you have been in any of these situations, your science fair will give you the chance to explore your questions and ideas. It will also give you a chance to satisfy your curiosities and although you may not actually realize it, you will be crafting your very own piece of scientific literature in the process.
yes even you can do it, this isn't something that is only
reserved for acclaimed scientists in white lab coats!
Your science fair will allow you to ask your own question and find your own answer to it. You will be able to carry out research into an area that interests you and if you have ever thought of possible solutions to common problems, your science fair project will allow you to build on those that currently aren't working so well.
And if you have enough time and resources, you could even come up with completely new solutions or inventions. These will certainly make for award winning science fair projects and who knows? Your innovation might even catch the eye of some big corporations.
The rules, standards and science fair categories from which you can pick your project will generally depend on the level at which you are competing and will also generally vary between schools, regions, states and even countries.
You will find however, that science fair winners go above and beyond in all aspects of their science fair projects. From planning to researching and investigating and on to presenting their results, it's "first class" all the way.
with a bit of effort and creativity you too can join
this elite club of science fair winners
To be as best prepared as you can for creating award winning science fair projects, you first need to become familiar with the different types of science fair projects. As you will find out, there are three main types.
You will also need to get yourself a science notebook which you will use to keep a science fair project journal and last but not least, you will need to create a science fair project plan and checklist so that you can stay organized and on track.
Selecting a science fair topic is one of the first things you will do as you set about your science fair project. On the surface this may seem like quite a straightfoward thing to do but there is more to choosing award winning science fair project topics than meets the eye.
In order to arrive at a suitable science fair project topic that both excites you and one that you have enough resources to explore, you will first need to make initial observations and come up with a list of possible science fair topic ideas.
From here your tasks will then be to do some basic research to eliminate unsuitable topics and finally you will make your science fair topic selection.
Award winning science fair projects take plenty of preparation so take your time when making your science fair topic selection. You will be spending the upcoming weeks working on it so make sure it is something that you are interested in.
Now that you have chosen a great science fair topic, your next step is to research it in detail so that you gain the background knowledge you will need to carry out your project and report your findings.
your aim with your project research is to become
something of a "mini" expert on your topic
To get knowledgeable about your chosen topic you will need to first guide your research by asking testable science fair questions.
You will then carry out your background research looking for answers to your questions or possible solutions to problems.
Also as well as increasing your understanding of your chosen topic, the information you gather throughout your research will help with forming your hypothesis as you will see in the next stage.
The first step in designing your science fair project experiment will be to form your science fair hypothesis. This is a tentative explanation of the observations you have made or answers to the questions you have posed. It is similar to a prediction of the results that you think you will get as you carry out your experiment.
After you have formed your hypothesis, the next thing for you to do is to design an experiment to test it. You will then carry out your science fair project experiment, collect and analyze your experimental data and draw conclusions.
The way you design and carry out your project and the results you look out for will depend on it so it is very important make sure it is testable and properly formed.
Award winning science fair projects explore questions that can be tested so make sure that you form a testable hypothesis.
You have come a long way forming and testing your hypothesis. You have also collected a wealth of data from your experiment, analyzed it and drawn conclusions.
You have completed your science fair project write-up and feel good about the results and discoveries you were able to make by carrying out your project
All that is left now, is for you to put together your super science fair display, prepare for your science fair project presentation, go out there and WOW the judges.
Creating winning science fair projects will take some work and you will need to be well organized. However, as you will come to see, the process of designing your own experiement and seeing how your results compare to your predictions is indeed a fun and rewarding one.
The resources here will guide you to creating science fair projects that win awards.
They will continually be updated and added to so make sure to check back often.
Go the extra mile to create award winning science fair projects and WOW the judges.
Are you ready for the next level? The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
(Intel ISEF) undoubtedly takes award winning science fair projects to the next level.
It is truly a showcase of some of the best
scientific talents from around the world and
a rite of passage for many budding scientists, engineers and designers.
The National Science Olympiad is also a fun science event and it is definitely worth joining
the competition. Have you got your team ready?