||Science Fair Resources
Important Upcoming Dates in 2016-17:
- Thursday, January 19, 2017: MET 16th Annual School Science Fair
- Friday, March 10, 2017: Gresham-Barlow Regional Expo at Gresham High School http://www.nwse.org/gbse (HIGH School)
- Friday, April 7, 2017: INTEL Northwest Science Expo at PSU (HIGH School)
- Monday, May 1, 2017: INTEL Northwest Science Expo at PSU (MIDDLE School)
See attached files at the bottom of this page regarding proposed topics and project board layout, possible judges' questions, tips on answering them.
What to expect on School Science Fair Day:
Students need to set up their boards, data books, and exhibits at least one day prior to the fair. The judges will be given some time to look at your boards/exhibits and compile any questions they have about your project. So, your boards have to be well-thought out and properly organized. After that, each student will be called in turn to get interviewed by the judges. In this interview, the student is expected to give a 2-4 minute interactive, interesting upbeat, dynamic, and concise presentation about their project. Due to time constraints, make sure to highlight all important facts about your project and research findings. Students should be prepared to answer questions while they are presenting and NOT lose their train of thought. The judges need to make sure that you really and thoroughly understand your topic and researched it well. You need to communicate an understanding of why you did things the way you did, and why you obtained the results you have, with a proper understanding of possible sources of error and the such. You also need to be able to answer questions about why your project is useful and how its findings can be applied in real life.
This process is almost identical to the process of judging at the upcoming Gresham-Barlow Regional Expo as well as the INTEL Northwest Science Expo.
At the Regional Expo, your Project Exhibit needs to include the following:
- A Poster Board outlining the Scientific Method Used to conduct your project (i.e. Research/Background, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Data Findings, Conclusion, Pictures where applicable)
- A Project Data Book/Science Log outlining data collection notes
- Hands-on Project Display or Exhibit
- A Research Paper
- An Abstract that you are free to update online given your login information
For more details about these components, please visit the links below
Display and Safety Regulations:
Parts of the Exhibit http://www.nwse.org/exhibit
Sample Board Displays http://www.nwse.org/displayphotos
Sample Abstracts http://www.nwse.org/node/44
Team Projects http://www.nwse.org/teams
Judging Criteria http://www.nwse.org/judgingtips
Judging Process http://www.nwse.org/judgeorganization
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