3organize your information like a newspaper by reading from top to bottom, then left to right. Include each step of your science fair project: Abstract, question, hypothesis, variables, background research, etc.
4Use a font size of at least 16 points for the text on your display board, so that it is easy to read from a few feet away.The title should be big and easily read from across the room.Use photos or draw diagrams to present non-numerical data, to propose models that explain your results, or just to show your experimental setup. But, don't put text on top of photographs or images. It can be very difficult to read.
5Your name on the display board Captions that include the source for every picture or image
7Do’s and Do Not’sDoFor any drawings or written text, start with pencil, not pen.Gather all of your material and organize it into categories.If you forgot to photograph each step of your procedure, consider re-staging it now for documentation.Include all required categories and content on your display.Use black or dark colors for type.Make type large enough to read from four feet away: As a general rule, use 24 pt type for headings, 16 pt type for text blocks.Use subheads and bullet points rather than long paragraphs of dense text.Label all graphs, charts, and tables. On graphs, make sure you label the X and Y axes.Write descriptive captions for photos.Proofread and double- and triple-check all text before sticking it on your display board..
8Don’t Leave your display until the last minute. Forget to spell-check and proofread!Write or draw directly on the board.Use too many fonts, or fancy fonts that are hard to read.Display photos without captions.Go crazy with colors. A few bright colors are good to accentuate key elements and add pizzazz. But stick to a handful and keep it professional.Be afraid to get creative. Science is not dull; it’s dynamic!Forget to pack a box of supplies to keep handy for last-minute repairs at the fair.Wear ripped jeans or short skirts to the science fair. You’re not expected to wear a three-piece suit, but shoot for neat and conservative to be safe.Chew gum!Text or talk on your cell phone!Forget to smile, look visitors and judges in the eye, be polite, and congratulate the winners
9What Makes for a Good Science Fair Project Display Board? For a Good Science Fair Project Display Board, You Should Answer "Yes" to Every QuestionDoes your display board include:TitleAbstractQuestionVariables and hypothesisBackground researchMaterials listExperimental procedureData analysis and discussion including data chart(s) & graph(s)Conclusions (including ideas for future research)AcknowledgmentsBibliographyYes / NoAre the sections on your display board organized like a newspaper so that they are easy to follow?Is the text font large enough to be read easily (at least 16 points)?Does the title catch people's attention, and is the title font large enough to be read from across the room?Did you use pictures and diagrams to effectively convey information about your science fair project?Have you constructed your display board as neatly as possible?Did you proofread your display board?Did you follow all of the rules pertaining to display boards for your particular science fair?
10Don’t Forget! Rubric is on the website May be edited , so check website oftenContact Information is available thereStarting this Wednesday after school there will be a Science Fair Assistance hour. From 3- to about 4p.m in Ms.Bestgen’s room 46.