Science Fair Projects For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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Uh-oh, now you’ve gone and done it, you volunteered to do a science fair project. Don’t sweat it, presenting at a science fair can be a lot of fun. Just remember, the science fair is for your benefit. It’s your chance to show that you understand the scientific method and how to apply it. Also, it’s an opportunity for you to delve more deeply into a topic you’re interested in. Quite a few scientists, including a few Nobel laureates, claim that they had their first major breakthrough while researching a science ...
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Science Fair Projects For Dummies

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Overview

Uh-oh, now you’ve gone and done it, you volunteered to do a science fair project. Don’t sweat it, presenting at a science fair can be a lot of fun. Just remember, the science fair is for your benefit. It’s your chance to show that you understand the scientific method and how to apply it. Also, it’s an opportunity for you to delve more deeply into a topic you’re interested in. Quite a few scientists, including a few Nobel laureates, claim that they had their first major breakthrough while researching a science fair project. And besides, a good science fair project can open a lot of doors academically and professionally—but you already knew that.

Stuck on what to do for your science project? This easy-to-follow guide is chock-full of more than 50 fun ideas and experiments in everything from astronomy to zoology. Your ultimate guide to creating crowd-pleasing displays, it shows you everything you need to know to:

  • Choose the best project idea for you
  • Make sure your project idea is safe, affordable, and doable
  • Research, take notes, and organize your facts
  • Write a clear informative research paper
  • Design and execute your projects
  • Ace the presentation and wow the judges

Science fair guru Maxine Levaren gives walks you step-by-step through every phase of choosing, designing, assembling and presenting a blue ribbon science fair project. She gives you the inside scoop on what the judges are really looking for and coaches you on all the dos and don’ts of science fairs. And she arms you with in-depth coverage of more than 50 winning projects, including:

  • Projects involving experiments in virtually every scientific disciplines
  • Computer projects that develop programs to solve a particular problem or analyze system performance
  • Engineering projects that design and build new devices or test existing devices to compare and analyze performance
  • Research projects involving data collection and mathematical analysis of results

Your complete guide to doing memorable science projects and having fun in the process, Science Fair Projects For Dummies is a science fair survival guide for budding scientists at every grade level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118069783
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 784,048
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Maxine Levaren is an expert in the world of science fair projects. She has written a number of books on the subject. Levaren has also given several presentations on developing science projects.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: A Magical Mystery Tour of Science Fair Projects
Chapter 1: Science Fair Projects 101: Discovering What They're All About
Chapter 2: Getting the Skinny on Science Fair Projects (And How They Can Help You)
Chapter 3: Tackling and Categorizing Your Projects
Part II: Choosing a Project and Getting Started
Chapter 4: What's the Big Idea? Finding a Project Topic
Chapter 5: Getting the 4-1-1: Information Please!
Chapter 6: Writing Your Background Research Paper
Part III: The Nitty-Gritty: Stepping Through the Project
Chapter 7: Keeping Your Project on Track
Chapter 8: Getting to the Nuts and Bolts: The Scientific Method
Chapter 9: Over Here, Igor: Doing Your Project
Chapter 10: That's a Wrap: Winding Up Your Project!
Part IV: Show and Tell
Chapter 11: Creating a Project Notebook
Chapter 12: Displaying Your Project
Part V: The Finals: Knowing What to Expect at the Fair
Chapter 13: Entering the Construction Zone: Setting Up Your Project
Chapter 14: Bringing On the Judges
Chapter 15: Going for the Gold: Science Fair Awards
Part VI: Some Superb Science Project Picks
Chapter 16: Easy As Pie
Chapter 17: Kicking It Up a Notch
Chapter 18: Taking the Challenge
Part VII: The Part of Tens
Chapter 19: Ten Bad Project Ideas and Why You Should Avoid Them
Chapter 20: Ten Great Web Sites (Okay, 23 Actually)
Chapter 21: Ten Fun Things to Do at the Science Fair
Chapter 22: Ten Science Project Survival Tips for Parents
Chapter 23: Ten MVPS (Most Valuable Project Supplies)
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2003

    Essential for all parents of science fair kids!

    Thank goodness for Dummies - this book helped save my son (and his parents) from last minute Science Fair project planning! Format was ideal to help him come up with ideas of his own within a framework that would please his teacher and end up with a worthwhile experiment.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 22, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    extremely helpful

    I found this a very helpful guide to help me set up a Science Fair Project. It was, to me, a very complete reference/how to book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This saved my life for my project cause my mom jist gave me a Nook the day before the project was due but i got an A after i read that book!!!

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