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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 graph data for your science fair project

Once you have your data, you will need to present it to your teacher and science fair judges. In a science publication, you would choose between a table and a graph, but for the science fair project it is acceptable, and even encouraged, to showcase the data in both forms. If you have to pick … Continue reading »

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Fascinated by Flight? Try a Paper Airplane Themed Science Fair Project

Airplane projects are easy, cheap, popular, and fun — but suffer from 2 problems. 1. Lack of standardization in the procedure (i.e. the throwing) 2. Lack of creativity This post is to help you get past these obstacles. Your first big challenge is to find a way to standardize the throwing part of the procedure. … Continue reading »

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Sticky business: ideas for bubblegum-themed science fair projects

Can chewing gum make you smarter? This was an award winning 6th grade science fair project a few years ago in North Carolina. The creative aspect was that the student (read: “my kid”) found a way to define and quantify “smarter” (i.e. number correct on timed math and memory tests) and a way to avoid … Continue reading »

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Do you need a science log book?

If you want to win, yes – you should have a research notebook detailing what you did for your project. Science notebooks are a critical tool for scientists. It is where our ideas, observations, experimental designs, and data are maintained and can be referred back to. Even in our digital age, most scientists keep hard … 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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Making a good science fair project GREAT!

The key to a great science fair project is designing it yourself. I hope this website helps you do just that. If you are still having trouble finding an idea, start with what you know you can measure. Do you have a stop watch? a ruler? a thermometer? a scale? Think about all the things … Continue reading »

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