The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects

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This text is one of the only two recommended by the ISEF (the largest international science fair) in their rulebook as good sources of information on executing a science fair project. Timely, thorough, and user-friendly it features 50 award-winning projects from actual science fairs, described in detail with accompanying illustrations, plus 500 other suggested topics suitable for grades 7 and up. This outstanding revision includes several completely new activities, expanded coverage of the rules and protocols ...
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Overview

This text is one of the only two recommended by the ISEF (the largest international science fair) in their rulebook as good sources of information on executing a science fair project. Timely, thorough, and user-friendly it features 50 award-winning projects from actual science fairs, described in detail with accompanying illustrations, plus 500 other suggested topics suitable for grades 7 and up. This outstanding revision includes several completely new activities, expanded coverage of the rules and protocols established by the ISEF, an additional chapter on research and experimentation, updated appendices, and more.

Discusses various aspects of science fair projects including advice on choosing a topic, doing research, developing experiments, organizing data results, and presenting a project to the judges.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-While most science-fair books focus on how to survive the event, this revision of the author's 1991 title provides sound advice on how to put together a first-rate project. The book also contains up-to-date rules on science and engineering fairs. Chapters describe how to plan experiments, present data, and prepare for the science-fair judging. An especially useful addition is a chapter that details the evolution of a winning project from an inspired idea to the final presentation. The narrative covers a four-year period, illustrating the work and perseverance that often goes into a successful project. The majority of the book presents in some detail 50 new award-winning projects, primarily aimed at high school students. This is not an idea list of projects since several require sophisticated equipment or university contacts. Rather, it serves as a model of what constitutes the best. Black-and-white photographs of the projects accompany the text. Extensive lists of science supply companies and science-fair competitions are appended. There is also an appendix of 400 project ideas that probably is of lesser value. A great handbook for those students ready to go the extra distance.-Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471460435
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/14/2003
  • Series: Young Adult/Science Serries
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 599,223
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.91 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

JULIANNE BLAIR BOCHINSKI, an intellectual property attorney in Washington, D.C., has been affiliated with the Connecticut Science Fair Association for ten years. She is currently a member of its Advisory Committee as well as one of its judges.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS.
Science Fairs and Science Fair Projects.
Getting Started.
Organizing and Presenting Data.
At the Fair.
Completing an Award-Winning Research Project.
50 AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS.
The Effects of Gender Identity on Short-Term Memory.
Can Plant Cloning Be Used Effectively by Produce Growers?
How Effective Is Beta Carotene in Fighting Cancer in Plants?
What Is the Most Efficient Substance for Melting Ice?
How Does Saltwater Mix in an Estuary?
What Colored Dyes Are Found in Powered Drink Mix and Colored Marking Pens?
Alcohol as Fuel: Recycling Wastes Into Energy.
Do Gas Stations Affect the Soil Around Them?
Are Your Clams Safe to Eat?
Shape and Viscous Effect.
Are Dogs Colorblind?
Appendices.
Glossary.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2004

    The Best Book On Science Fair Projects!

    This is an update to Bochinski's 1996 edition by the same title. Contains updated useful information throughout, names of tons of project ideas, lists good website sources for topics, supply companies, and 50 outlines for projects, be sure to check out Bochinski's new MORE AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS, basically the same book but contains even better, more up to date projects.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    Wow

    It's Cool and helpful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    Fantastic Cover to Cover!

    Pinched for a science project? Try this great book! This is an excellent book that really works for any student doing a science fair project. It gives user-friendly instructions and 50 real award winning projects that a parent or child can understand and truly use as a basis for conducting a science fair project. My daughter used this book two years in a row and both times has achieved great academic success with her projects and it helped her to understand the process of a science fair project and how it relates to real-world science. Good news parents for kids!

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