Whether you’re a science teacher, a parent, or just a science buff, you probably know plenty about how rewarding—and stressful—a science fair can be. If you’re looking for the best way to communicate with your students about the steps involved in developing and presenting a science project, we’ve got you covered. Each of the videos below explains how to plan and execute a great science fair presentation.
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Tips and Tricks
Prepare for the Science Fair
Here’s a wonderful animated short video created by a high school student that explains the steps to completing a science fair project. Your students will surely enjoy “the science siblings,” Jack and Jessica.
DIY Science Fair!
Here’s a six-part video series that walks educators and students through the ins-and-outs of designing a science fair project. Each of these 3-5 minute video examines a different step in the process. Although the series is designed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the topics covered are relevant for any student. An excellent resource!
White House Science Fairs
Between 2011 to 2016, six different science fairs were held at the White House. President Barack Obama introduced the first one with these words: “If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. Well, if you’re a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too.”
There are many videos of the young people whose projects were on display at the White House. What a great inspiration for your students! We’ve selected two of our favorites here.
Tips for Making an Awesome Science Fair Display
Some Real Students Explain their Projects