Sensational Science Fair Presentation

Why

Present your science fair project so the display is as exciting as the results of your research.


Steps

1. Science fairs are a great opportunity to investigate everyday mysteries of the real world. Are there things you’ve always wondered about that you could investigate? For one week, be especially aware of the world around you and make a list of questions with Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils. At the end of the week, choose a topic that interests you. Did you participate in your favorite sport? Think of an investigation you could do on the effects of exercise on heart rate. Did you snack on fresh fruit or sunflower seeds? Think of a plant experiment you could try.


2. Plan your investigation. A successful science project incorporates research, identification of a scientific question or problem to be solved, an idea or hypothesis about the problem’s solution, experimentation, and a conclusion. Outline a plan for your science project. As you conduct your science investigation, keep the final presentation in mind. Take pictures and save data to present visually at the science fair.


3. When you are ready to prepare your science fair display, plan a layout to show your scientific process. Decide what you will include in each section to demonstrate how you proceeded through your investigation and how you reached your conclusion. Create a layout that catches the eye and provides lots of visual details about your project.


4. Use Crayola Scissors to cut large letters on patterned paper for the title. Attach letters to a contrasting color of paper with a Crayola Glue Stick. Cut around each letter again, leaving a border of contrasting paper.


5. Cut around each section of your project information. Glue each section to bright patterned paper. Cut a wide border around each section to make it stand out.


6. Cut pieces you can arrange around information sections and along borders.


7. Make symbols, add graphs, data, and diagrams. Add arrows to flow charts, and figures from photographs.


8. Before gluing everything on your display board, arrange the pieces several different ways until you find one you think will be remembered most positively by science fair judges. Congratulations on finishing your science fair project!


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Adaptations

  • Assessment: Prior to the science fair competition, invite students to do a self-evaluation of projects. Work together to generate a rubric or list of questions, such as, "Is the scientific question clearly presented?" and "Does the display present measurable results clearly?"

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Erasable Colored Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
household supplies
  • white paper
  • tri-fold display board

Overview

grades

  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12

subjects

  • Science
  • Visual Arts

time

  • Multiple Sessions

benefits

  • Students identify everyday mysteries for scientific investigation.

  • Students design and lead research into self-generated questions, form hypotheses, experiment and gather data, and process results.

  • Students create visual displays of their scientific investigations for science fair competition.

Cirriculum

Research Canada Standards
Research UK Standards
Research U.S. Standards