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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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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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5 answers that science fair judges DO NOT want to hear

Unfortunately, these are real examples from Science Fairs that I have judged: 1. Question: Where did you get this idea? Answer: My sister did it last year and won! 2. Question: What was your control? Answer: I was in control the whole time – I promise! 3. Question: How did you make this pie chart? … Continue reading »

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