This program is provided with. compliments from. By Doug Steward. A Science Fair Project! What am I going to do for such an impossible assignment?. Is it hard to come up with good ideas that are interesting?. Are you lost without any hope?.
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By Doug Steward
do for such an impossible assignment?
that are interesting?
Are you lost without
and helpful hints?
sources are helpful in showing what is
happening in the world around you.
They are great sources for ideas.
Hobbies are full of great science fair ideas.
Are graphite fishing rods
What can you do to improve your
music are sources for some great projects.
Is there a correlation between life style and musical
Is there a mathematical basis
What affects tone quality?
What can you do to be a better high jumper,
hurdler, or sprinter?
Many projects can be designed to
discover information about habits
diet, or health.
any interest in some area that you can study?
there are many
is develop a good question.
Something you really want
an answer to.
What bugs are in the nearby river?
How sharp should your ice skates be?
about that subject.
The staff in the library is trained to help you in all kinds of areas
Especially if you live a long way from the
source of information you need.
Be careful there is a lot of bad information
great source of help and can provide
most of your much needed help.
is a possible answer to your
What you think the correct
Lunar phases do affect the
time of day fish feed.
experiment to test your answer.
Your experiment is the most
vital part of your project.
that will support or contradict your
recorded and organized.
You will be expected to account for
every part of your experiment.
little unless they are compared …
to a control.
An experiment is only as good as the
controls that are used for
comparisons against known
quantities then you really
have no idea how much
change has actually taken
don’t make enough observations…
because the test group is too small.
The more individual tests you make
the more accurate your results will
Keeping an eye out for the unexpected.
people have come up with.
Did you use accurate techniques?
Did you have good controls?
Was your test population large enough?
Are your records clear and easy to read?
How many variables did you have?
Did you account for the unexpected?
you need to decide what the
answer to your problem is.
Was your hypothesis correct?
If it was wrong, how would you
of your journey.
looking for your records.
All your records, data analysis, and
conclusions should be available and
easy to read.
how well you did…
and there are some things you can do
to assure an award winning year.
will tell the story of what you did.
sturdy and self
It needs to be attractive
and easy to read.
are designing your display.
helpful but be
careful they do not
overwhelm the rest
of the display.
way of providing
displayed in the form
is neat and well
and very informative.
some art to attract
people, but notice
all the essential
parts are present.
in a prominent place.
You will be expected to explain
your findings to a group of judges.
your understanding of your experimentation.
Be careful that you don’t plan a speech.
That will turn off the judges.
But it is good to organize your ideas and…
Practice, practice, practice, practice.
out how much you know.
So be ready for some really hard
Shake their hands and introduce yourself.
experts in your project subject.
Don’t try to make up the data.
The judges will know the difference.
It is full of hard work,
and high expectations.
experience all the way to an
been defined as a time when his/her
preparation meets with an
Can you prepare to meet the challenge?