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It's time to discuss the dreaded science fair project {Episode 28}

May 22, 2017 2 min read

It's time to discuss the dreaded science fair project {Episode 28}

It's time for us to chat about the science fair project - I know, I know, you really don't want to, but before you hit that "x" and close out this podcast, let me encourage you to keep listening!

In this episode of the Tips for Homeschool Science Show, I am going to share why you need to do a science fair project and how to break it into eight manageable steps!

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The Highlights

Why should you do a science fair project?

A science fair project is a vital tool the teacher can use with his or her students to increase their understanding and familiarity with the scientific method.

The science fair project follows the steps of the scientific method from start to finish, plus two extra steps for sharing their work. 

The steps to complete one

The eight steps needed to complete the science fair project are:

  1. Choose a Topic
  2. Do Some Research
  3. Formulate a Hypothesis
  4. Design an Experiment
  5. Perform the Experiment
  6. Analyze the Data
  7. Create a Board
  8. Give a Presentation

A summer challenge

This summer we are going look closer at each of the steps of the science fair project. So, I want to challenge you to follow along and do your own science fair project at home!

If you want to get a jumpstart of this challenge, you'll want the following guide:

Or follow along with the science fair project challenge! 

If you have questions about the science fair project, email them to podcast@elementalscience.com.


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