Science Fair

In my class, we have Science Fair Friday! Many Fridays, we take some time (sometimes the whole class period) to discuss what everyone should be doing with their science fair project and how they are making progress.

My Teaching Philosophy on Science Fair

The start of the school year. But not really. (Students start their projects over the summer.)

Mentoring Many Research Projects (How to keep students on track.)

Science Fair: Timeline. When should you have deadlines and checkpoints through the year so that students get sleep the weekend before science fair?

Adults are involved in many roles in science fair projects.

Finding a Topic

Science Fair: Topic Ideas

Science Fair Friday (YouTube): Brainstorming and Project Ideas

Science Fair: Stating Your Question

Scientific Method vs. Engineering Design?

How to write SMART goals for your Engineering Design Project

Special Considerations for projects with human participants

Background Research/Introduction

Leading students in a literature search

How to organize your annotated bibliography

How to set up your project log book

Science Fair: Student Peer Review

Experimental Design/Data Collection

Lab Notebooks: The grown-up interactive notebook

Important forms EVERY PROJECT will need to complete to maintain the ethical standards for pre-college research

Some projects may require additional forms. Find out more about them here:

Evolution of the Scientific Method in the Classroom (Training students to think like scientists during daily classroom activities)

Data Analysis


Science Fair: Presenting Data

Science Fair: Writing your Results

Discussion and Conclusion

About that paper / Style

Science Fair: Student Peer Review

How to write your science fair project abstract


Oral Reports / Tips on Judging