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Tagged With: award winning science fair project boards

Unique Science Fair Experiment: What Prevents a Pasta Boil-Over?

There are so many science experiments that can be done in the kitchen! Here is one example: Macaroni Mayhem To design your own experiment, all you need is a testable observation, or idea, or solution to a problem. Background: This is how pasta is made in my house – boil water, add pasta, walk away … Continue reading »

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

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. Some things to notice: -a catchy title -a clear testable question -logical and expected order of sections from left to right … Continue reading »

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Backboard Basics for Science Fair Projects

The backboard is the final part of most science fair projects. If your teacher has given you directions on the preferred layout, then use that — but in the event your are not sure of what goes where, here is a generic backboard template. Choose 1 to 3 colors to make the display board attractive, … Continue reading »

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What the Science Fair Judge won’t tell you

As a judge, I will look at 20 to 50 projects at any given fair. Here is what you should do to ensure I am happy to be at your project board. 1. Put the title at the top of the center panel. If it is not there, I will get annoyed looking for it. … Continue reading »

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How to make a science fair project backboard

If you are an athlete, you might like to believe that “talent” always beats “equipment”, but the more you participate in a given sport, the more you realize that good equipment helps with success rates. For science fair projects, the backboard is the “equipment” used to communicate what was done in the project. The most … Continue reading »

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