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Choosing a Project (There are thousands of science fair project ideas on the internet. These are links to just a few to get you started. The one you choose must be an experiment! Ask your teacher if you are not sure if it is an experiment!
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A nice, neat, colorful board is important but a science fair is mostly about the experiment and the scientific method. Choose an experiment, not a demonstration. For example: building a mousetrap car is a demonstration, building a mousetrack car and testing at least three different sized wheels to see which will make the car travel the fastest is an experiment. Test each type of wheel at least three times, average the speed for each wheel and graph the averages. This type of experiment would win over the same experiment where each wheel was only tested once.
Personalize your lab, especially if you found the idea online. Come up with your own catchy title.
Math/Technology and Earth/Space categories have very few entries so those have a greater chance of winning. Product comparisons, experiments about recycling, water quality, building machines, statistics labs; there are lots of actual experiments that would fall into these categories. Please avoid building models of the solar system and look for an experiment.
County Science Fair Rules Handout - Long Version
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