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The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects

ISBN: 978-0-471-27336-3
144 pages
November 2004
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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!
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Science Fairs and Science Fair Projects.

Chapter 2: Finding a Topic: Working with Your Interests.

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

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

Chapter 5: Measuring, Recording, Organizing, and Presenting Data.

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

Chapter 7: Getting Ready for the Fair.

Appendix A: (SI) Metric and English Conversion Tables.

Appendix B: Scientific Supply Companies.

Appendix C: Sample Project Journal Pages and Worksheets.

Appendix D: Sample Science Fair Project Forms.

Glossary.

Science Notes.

Index.

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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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