Assess Student’s Skills, Not Project Perfection

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 parent’s work. These students totally get robbed of the opportunity to…

Defining Science & Engineering Fair Project Success

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: “I am proud of myself for exploring my science or engineering question!” “Science and engineering is cool!” “I want to explore the science and engineering all around me!” “I…

What Scientists and Engineers Study

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. There are many, many different types of…

6 Steps of Innovative Science & Engineering Fair Projects

When your child does a Science & Engineering Fair project the Make Science Fair FunTM way, they get to create their own project from scratch. Doing a Science & Engineering Fair project is all about exploring science and engineering the way that your child wants to. It’s all about tapping into their creativity and their ability to…