At just about any Science Fair, you see projects that are absolutely perfect! They have perfect procedures, perfect results, and perfect project boards. Unfortunately, sometimes these projects are examples of perfect plagiarism. They are either copied from a published project or are actually the parents’ work. These students totally get robbed of the opportunity to use their creativity and critical thinking.
After your child has completed their project, they can be sure that they’ve had a successful Science & Engineering Fair experience if they can honestly say they enjoyed the experience and feel confident and proud of what they did.
You can find science in just about everything around you! Scientists study questions they have about the world around them, while engineers use their knowledge of science to make improvements to things. So there are very few things that scientists don’t study and what engineers can’t try to design.
Effectively mentoring your child on their Science & Engineering Fair project can be more challenging than actually doing the project itself. Have the patience to help your child develop the skills to work through challenging times, while empowering them to stay in the driver’s seat.
Looking at a Science & Engineering Fair project in small steps can help make such a big project seem a lot more manageable. The Make Science Fair Fun® experience involves these 6 easy-to-follow steps.