Science Fair Projects: A Step-by-Step Guide

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4th - 8th, Homeschool
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This packet was created for my fifth grade class and for other 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes for the school's Science Fair. It provides detailed, step-by-step, illustrated directions for completing a Science Fair Project based on the Scientific Method.

The guidelines can be used for any level of experimentation whether it be a simple mini project in class or a full-blown Science Fair Project that will be competing in a school, regional, or state science fair.

Both a PDF and WORD (editable if you have WORD) document are included.

Also available in a PowerPoint Presentation format! Great for whole class and Parents' Info Night presentations!:

Science Fair Projects: A Step-by-Step Guide- PowerPoint Version

Also included is a Timeline for completing the project and a Scoring Form that can be used by teachers in the classroom for a grade or for judges in a more formal school-wide fair.

The packet includes illustrated guidelines on the following:

Scientific Method Poster

The Problem

The Review of Literature

The Bibliography

The Hypothesis

The Materials

The Procedure

Doing the Experiment

The Graph

The Analysis of Data

The Conclusion

The Application

The Abstract

The Final Report

The Display Layout

Parts of the Display Board

Tips for Winning Display Board

The Oral Presentation

Science Fair Timeline

Judges Scoring Sheet

Science Fair Categories


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I hope this packet will be helpful to those of you who venture out to do "REAL" science using the Scientific Method!!! It is my hope that this will provide you, your students, AND YOUR STUDENTS' PARENTS with a friendly guide.

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The National Science Education Standards states that "Scientific inquiry reflects how scientists come to understand the natural world, and it is at the heart of how students learn. From a very early age, children interact with their environment, ask questions, and seek ways to answer those questions. Understanding science content is significantly enhanced when ideas are anchored to inquiry experiences. Scientific inquiry is a powerful way of understanding science content. Students learn how to ask questions and use evidence to answer them. In the process of learning the strategies of scientific inquiry, students learn to conduct an investigation and collect evidence from a variety of sources, develop an explanation from the data, and communicate and defend their conclusions. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommends that all K–16 teachers embrace scientific inquiry and is committed to helping educators make it the centerpiece of the science classroom. The use of scientific inquiry will help ensure that students develop a deep understanding of science and scientific inquiry." (NSTA Position Statement: Science Inquiry. 2004,

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