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How to Make a Great Science Fair Project Backboard: An example

Posted by on January 26, 2013

Many of you should be ready to make your project backboards.

Here is a great example of an attractive board with a good balance of art and science.

Sarah is in the 6th grade.

6th grade science fair project

6th grade science fair project

Some things to notice:
-a catchy title

-a clear testable question

-logical and expected order of sections from left to right

-the data and photos highlighted “center stage”

-used only a few colors (in this case yellow and black to mimic the bees)

-great use of photos to “tell her story”

-just a touch of artistic flair (if there is too much “art” the project will look like an arts-n-crafts project and it might be interpreted as more art than science)

3 Responses to How to Make a Great Science Fair Project Backboard: An example

  1. Jackie

    What is the data on the bar graphs and what did she measure in the pictures?

    • Dr. Maille Lyons

      She measured the amount of water (# of cups) the honeycomb structure could hold before buckling/breaking. Her independent variable was the size of the cup (i.e. height of the honeycomb: small, medium, and large) making up the honeycomb.

    • Dr. Maille Lyons

      In the photos she is measuring how much the honeycomb is deforming (i.e. measuring the amount of change from straight/flat across)

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