Four Tools for Science Fair Success by: Sherry Weaver Smith, Barbara Messmer, Bill Storm, and Cheryl Weaver

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These teacher-tested ideas will guide your students in creating true inquiry-based projects. Two of the ideas, the Topic Selection Wizard and Science Project Timeline, are appropriate for all science fair programs, even new ones. For existing programs, the Black Box of Project Improvement and After-School Project Clinic improve project quality and broaden participation.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
12/1/2007

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  • on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:31 PM

The four tools are simple: help students select topics they are interested in; provide a timeline with assessment along the way; provide a means for students to continually improve along the way: and provide an after-school clinic to help struggling students. In the eyes of the author these four points will help you to get started and continue through the process.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:10 AM

This article is based on using a website called Science Buddies. In the article the teachers tell how they use the wizard in the website to help students select project ideas which is one of the hardest things for students to do. The article also has several other good ideas to doing a science fair.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)


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