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Eliminate your fears and doubts surrounding the science fair project (Conference Session #5)

May 14, 2018 3 min read

This month's conference session is all about addressing your fears and doubts surrounding the science fair project. This project is important to do with our students at least once, but it can be daunting. In this session, Paige is going to share 8 steps to get you through a science fair project from start to finish.

Just like before, we'll be breaking up this session up into three easily-digested episodes, which we’ll share over a month. But we wanted to create one go-to place for you all to find the all the information for this session. 

And be sure to check out the Elemental Science Virtual Homeschool Science Conference on YouTube to see the other sessions and take a tour of our programs.

*Note: This conference session was based on the following book - The Science Fair Project: A Step-by-Step Guide.

Eliminate your fears and doubts surrounding the science fair project 

See how even you can do a science fair project at home with these 8 easy steps.

Session Description: In this session, Paige helps you move past the fear and doubt you have surrounding the much-dreaded science fair project! She shares 8 easy steps to complete a science fair project along with tips on when you should do one and advice for setting up a homeschool science fair co-op in your area. 

Do you really have to do a science fair project? - Science Fair Session, part 1 {Episode 47}

Takeaway Tidbits

->See this episode's show notes.

The science fair project is the best way for our students to practice the scientific method from start to finish.
The scientific method trains the brain to examine and observe before making a statement of fact.
I recommend doing a science fair project with your students once they are in 5th grade.

Additional Resources 

Check out the following articles for more tips to help with your science fair project:

How to get through your science fair project – Science Fair Session, part 2 {Episode 48}

Takeaway Tidbits

->See this episode's show notes.

The hypothesis is an educated guess at the answer to the original question you asked for your science fair project.
Having more than one sample in your experiments helps to make your results verifiable.
Observations are the record of the things the scientist sees happening in an experiment. Results are the specific and measurable data that he records in the experiment.

Additional Resources 

Check out the following articles for more tips to help with your science fair project:

Wrapping up your science fair project – Science Fair Session, part 3 {Episode 49}

Takeaway Tidbits

->See this episode's show notes.

You can give your science fair project presentation to family, friends, or to an audience of stuffed animals!  
The purpose of the presentation is for your students to share what they have learned with others. 
Ethics in a nutshell ->Don’t cause any harm!

Additional Resources 

Check out the following articles for more tips to help with your science fair project:


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