Did you know top two prizes at the Intel ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair are scholarships worth $75,000 and $50,000?
The Science Posse is dedicated to helping students, parents and teachers create scientifically sound science fair projects. There are wonderful things to learn from doing a science fair project, both about the topic and about yourself.Critical elements of a successful science fair project include:
- A clear understanding of the role each team member (students, teachers and parents) has in the project. Although the detailed descriptions of these roles on the pages below are not set in stone, they have been suggested by scientists, teachers and students as being extremely valuable in the process of doing science fair projects.
- A sound knowledge of the process necessary to complete the project. This includes the time commitment, the paperwork and the scientific method.
Rules, Regulations and Required Paperwork: be sure your project is acceptable and all your paperwork is complete.
Science Posse Science Fair Videos: "how to" (or sometimes "how not to") guides to creating a great science fair project.
Brush up on the Scientific Method used to conduct research.
Here are a variety of Science Fair Links to help you in all aspects of your project.
Prepare for the Fair, a Video by Kevin Temmer
Kevin Temmer recently graduated from the International Baccalaureate program at Land O' Lakes High School in Florida. As part of the community outreach in the IB program, Kevin created an original animated video to teach students about the science fair. Kevin's animation has been featured on several sites including NASA, the National Science Foundation Knowledge Network, National Geographic Kids, PBS Kids, George Lucas Foundation-Edutopia, and Intel's Inspired by Education site. Kevin was also recently profiled by NASA. You can read an interview with Kevin here.