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Why Do Science Fair?. Skills Development. Strengthen science and math skills Gain self satisfaction Improve skills that the State of Texas tests each year such as TAKS. By planning and completing a research project. Strengthens writing skills.

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By planning and completing a research project

Strengthen science and math skills

Gain self satisfaction

Improve skills that the State of Texas tests each year such as TAKS

By planning and completing a research project


Strengthens writing skills
Strengthens writing skills

Students are forced to write and rewrite and then rewrite again. This forces them to improve this valuable skill.


Leadership qualities are developed
Leadership qualities are developed

As their self esteem improves, these students often become leaders in their school and community



Strengthens verbal skills and allows them to develop an interview style that makes them comfortable with peers and adults


Awards awards awards

Awards, Awards, Awards interview style that makes them comfortable with peers and adults


  • Cash Awards interview style that makes them comfortable with peers and adults

  • Summer positions

  • Listings for their college admissions


Science fair is fun

Science Fair is Fun interview style that makes them comfortable with peers and adults

Really, it is! I promise



Watching students talk about their research and taking ownership in their research is really fun and refreshing


Mentorship

Mentorship ownership in their research is really fun and refreshing



How do I know what will work best at my campus? ownership in their research is really fun and refreshing


Should this research project be required? ownership in their research is really fun and refreshing


Community involvement

Community ownership in their research is really fun and refreshingInvolvement



Common stumbling blocks

Common your students, and community leaders in your programStumblingBlocks


Procrastination

Procrastination your students, and community leaders in your program



Only those students that work in “real labs” are successful

This is NOT TRUE!

But…..


Since 1992, students attending ISEF from the DMN Regional Science Fair

Karen Shepherd

PSHS Research Sponsor


Isn’t student success in not only high school, but in college and life enough of a reason to do this?


Then…. college and life enough of a reason to do this?

JUST DO IT!


Presented for the Dallas Morning News Get and Edge Workshop college and life enough of a reason to do this?

August 27, 2005

By

Karen Shepherd

Research Sponsor

Plano Senior High School

2200 independence Parkway

Plano, Texas 75075

[email protected]


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