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Set Dates & Confirm Rooms

Now that you have the principal on board with your school’s Science & Engineering Fair, it’s time to get others on board to set essential dates and reserve rooms. The sooner, the better. Be sure to include school administrators and parents (or PTA, PTSA, PTO, etc) when evaluating dates. They might have insights on events…

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…

3 Tips for Fostering Innovation at your School’s Science & Engineering Fair

Break the cycle … Be an innovative planner to foster innovation at your school’s Science & Engineering Fair!  If you are on the organizing committee of your child’s school Science & Engineering Fair, then big kudos to you! It’s a lot of work, but with big rewards. Innovative planning might involve experimenting with new and…

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…