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What will the Science Fair Judge ask me??

This time of year, many students are preparing for an actual science fair competition. Most fairs have an interview portion, when the student will explain their project to one or more judges. This will make most students nervous – so the more prepared they are, the better this will probably go. QUICK TIPS: When the … Continue reading »

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What will the Science Fair Judge ask me?

Judges are the “referees” in the sport of science fair. As with most refereed sports, the losing teams will often blame the referees for failure and, in some cases that is the case, and in other cases you just got beat. Since there is no appeal process, no coach’s challenge, and no instant replay for … Continue reading »

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How young is too young for a judged science fair?

This is my first guest blog from another Science Blogger and provides an additional perspective on the Science Fair experience in schools. Leave the Judging for Middle and High School Students By Susan Wells Susan Wells is a mother of two girls in first and fourth grade in the Denver metro area. She organizes her … Continue reading »

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Observations from a science fair judge…

Today I read 300 science fair project boards, and was saddened to find only 4 original ideas. All of the others were ideas from the internet including: how much iron is in cereal, which ball bounces higher, what color do plants grow best in, which music makes plants grow the most, how much vitamin C … 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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A Day in the Life of a Science Fair Judge

6:00 am: On computer, check all email accounts looking for anything urgent from real job, answer emails, check website, Twitter, and Facebook 6:30 am: Off computer, make school lunches, sign homework, feed fish, turtle, and dogs, drive kids to school 7:30 am: Find nice clothes, find iron, iron nice clothes (not something scientists usually worry … Continue reading »

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Report like a Scientist OR Captivate like a Journalist

After your project is done and your backboard is made, you will need to work on your interview skills for presenting your project to the class, your teacher, and/or the science fair judges. You have 2 choices here. You can present your project the way a scientist would, that is, in the logical order in … Continue reading »

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Top 10 Questions from a Science Fair Judge

Here is a list of the top 10 questions mostly likely asked by a science fair judge during the interview process. Thinking about clear and concise answers beforehand will score you points with any judge. I also included hints on what type of information the judge is really looking for: 1. Where did you get … Continue reading »

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How fair is the Science Fair?

Science Fair Judges are the “referees” in the sport of science fair. As with all judged sports, such as gymnastics and ice skating, biases will be present, mistakes will be made, and when it is all over, the science fair may seem anything but fair. All athletes and sports teams have experienced bad referees, but … Continue reading »

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