Science Projects Fair
Science Fairs are held all over the world. Google just launched its first global science fair on the Internet. Generally science fairs are competitions where contestants present their science project results. The results can be presented in the form of a report, display board, and models that they have created. Science fairs offer students an opportunity to practice science investigation and invention. Whether the science fair is competitive or not, the project may be the first time that students choose their own science topic and practice being a scientist or engineer. Science fairs also allow students in grade schools and high schools to compete in science activities and inventions.
One of the main educational advantages of science fairs is that they require the completion of a science project. Although writing assignments that take a long time to complete and require multiple drafts are fairly common in schools of the United States. Science fairs also allow for students with intense interest in the sciences to be paired with mentors from nearby colleges and universities. That way they can get access to instruction and equipment that the local schools can not provide. In some science fairs, science reports are also allowed. Science reports have students find out what others have learned, and then repeat it in their own words. It is not the same as conducting a science investigation. Although reports have their value, the science fair project is a unique opportunity to experience full science process from asking the question to collecting data to peer review of the results. In investigating and inventing, students conduct background research into the topic, but the information is used to help plan the experiment or engineer a design.
In the United States, science fairs first became popular in the early 1950s, with the ISEF (Intel International Science and Engineering Fair), then known as the National Science Fair. Interest in the sciences was at a new high after the world witnessed the use of the first two atomic weapons and the dawn of television. As time progressed more and more science stories came up in the news and attracted increasing numbers of students to fairs.
On this website, you will find a list of the most important science fairs. We will also provide you a clear pathway to develop and present successful projects. You will find a huge selection of project ideas that follow a well defined scientific method.
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