Science Fair Projects for Dummies

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November 2002



A fun, easy-to-understand guide to science fair project successAbout three to five million high school students-spanning all fifty U.S. states and forty different countries-compete in science fairs every year. An increasing emphasis on technology and the growing number of science-based magnet schools mean the traditional science project is here to stay and destined to become even more popular. With over 100 innovative project ideas, simple instructions, and helpful advice, Science Fair Projects For Dummies makes the science fair process entertaining and educational for students and parents (and even teachers) alike. Written in a nonintimidating, friendly style, this engaging guide provides the inside scoop on science fair do's and don'ts, showing how to research, execute, and assemble a project as well as create a crowd-pleasing display.


Introduction. Part I: A Magical Mystery Tour of Science Fair Projects. Chapter 1: Science Fair Projects 101: Discovering What They're All About. Chapter 2: Getting the Skinny on Science Fair Projects (And How They Can Help You). Chapter 3: Tackling and Categorizing Your Projects. Part II: Choosing a Project and Getting Started. Chapter 4: What's the Big Idea? Finding a Project Topic. Chapter 5: Getting the 4--1--1: Information Please! Chapter 6: Writing Your Background Research Paper. Part III: The Nitty--Gritty: Stepping Through the Project. Chapter 7: Keeping Your Project on Track. Chapter 8: Getting to the Nuts and Bolts: The Scientific Method. Chapter 9: Over Here, Igor: Doing Your Project. Chapter 10: That's a Wrap: Winding Up Your Project! Part IV: Show and Tell. Chapter 11: Creating a Project Notebook. Chapter 12: Displaying Your Project. Part V: The Finals: Knowing What to Expect at the Fair. Chapter 13: Entering the Construction Zone: Setting Up Your Project. Chapter 14: Bringing On the Judges. Chapter 15: Going for the Gold: Science Fair Awards. Part VI: Some Superb Science Project Picks. Chapter 16: Easy As Pie. Chapter 17: Kicking It Up a Notch. Chapter 18: Taking the Challenge. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Bad Project Ideas and Why You Should Avoid Them. Chapter 20: Ten Great Web Sites (Okay, 23 Actually). Chapter 21: Ten Fun Things to Do at the Science Fair. Chapter 22: Ten Science Project Survival Tips for Parents. Chapter 23: Ten MVPS (Most Valuable Project Supplies). Index.


Maxine Levaren is an expert in the world of science fair projects. She has written a number of books on the subject. Levaren has also given several presentations on developing science projects.
EAN: 9780764554605
ISBN: 0764554603
Untertitel: 'For Dummies'. Empfohlen von 5 bis 18 Jahren. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2002
Seitenanzahl: 358 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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