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My Guest Blogs

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Periodically, I post blogs on other sites like Scientific American and Steve Spangler Science. Here are examples:

3 Strategies for an Original Science Fair project idea:

How to answer the 5 most common questions from a science fair judge:

Anatomy of a science fair project:

How is the science fair judged and tips for science fair success

Science Fair – What will the judge ask me?

Science Fair Judging – Why didn’t I win?

5 Responses to My Guest Blogs

  1. Debra

    My grandson, who is in the 4th grade, just completed a project called Glowing Water. We don’t know how to graph it. We took 4 different colored highlighters and let them soak in water for 30 minutes each. When we put the colors under the black light the yellow was the best and the blue didn’t glow at all because it was too dark. The pink and green were a close second. The glow comes from phosphor in the highlighters. How do we graph it when we only used 1 highlighter per color?

    • Dr. Maille Lyons

      Sounds like a fun project, but it isn’t really an “experiment” in the sense that nothing quantitative (i.e. number based variables) was actually measured. The best way to present the results would be table with the observations listed for each color.

  2. Britt

    Please tell me where the project about how long people live is located? Going to record grave marker info? I can’t find it.

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