The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects

The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects

by Julianne Blair Bochinski




Your personal coach and game plan for creating a unique and award-winning science fair project

Developing a science fair project from the ground up can be a daunting task—and today's science fairs are more competitive than ever before. The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects takes you step by step through the entire process of brainstorming, finding, completing, and submitting an award-winning science fair project of your very own.

The special features of this easy-to-use, interactive workbook include:Complete instructions and fun, meaningful exercises to help you develop a science fair project idea from scratchExpert advice on choosing and researching a topic, finding a mentor, conducting an experiment, analyzing your findings, putting together a winning display, and much moreInspiring stories of real projects that show how students solved particular problems

This ingenious guide also helps you prepare to deliver a top-notch oral presentation and answer questions from science fair judges. Plus, you'll find sample project journal worksheets, a handy list of scientific supply companies, and lots of space to record your thoughts and ideas as you work on your project.

Today's exciting world of science fairs and contests offers many great opportunities. With The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects, you'll learn to think like a scientist and create a more effective, impressive science fair project—opening the door for an amazing science journey!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471273363
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/24/2004
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

JULIANNE BLAIR BOCHINSKI is a former science fair contestant, award winner, and judge, as well as the author of The Complete Handbook of Science Fair Projects and More Award-Winning Science Fair Projects, both from Wiley. She is a now an intellectual property attorney who is very active in science fairs.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Science Fairs and Science Fair Projects 3

Chapter 2 Finding a Topic: Working with Your Interests 10

Chapter 3 Moving on to the Next Stage: Conducting More Research and Making Contacts 50

Chapter 4 Stating Your Hypothesis, Developing Your Research Plan for Experimentation, and Conducting Your Experiment 60

Chapter 5 Measuring, Recording, Organizing, and Presenting Data 68

Chapter 6 Preparing Your Display: Report, Abstract, and Backboard Basics 80

Chapter 7 Getting Ready for the Fair 87

Appendix A (SI) Metric and English Conversion Tables 92

Appendix B Scientific Supply Companies 95

Appendix C Sample Project Journal Pages and Worksheets 98

Appendix D Sample Science Fair Project Forms 109

Glossary 120

Science Notes 124

Index 129

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