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Communication is Key

Clearly communicating your Science & Engineering Fair expectations will help to reduce family stress, motivate students to participate, and save you loads of time in the end. Getting all of your communication materials readily available to your school community early in the season will streamline your whole experience. Clear and consistent communication is your key…

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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…