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SCIENCE FAIR HOW TO SET UP YOUR DISPLAY
THE TITLE THE TITLE SHOULD BE SHORT LETTERS 2 INCHES TALL ARE BEST MAY HAVE A SUBTITLE THAT IS LONGER AND SMALLER LETTERED MAKE IT VERY NEAT!
THE PROBLEM THE PROBLEM SHOULD BE SHORT ASKS A QUESTION CLEARLY STATED MAY HAVE HYPOTHESIS ALSO MAKE IT VERY NEAT!
THE ABSTRACT THE ABSTRACT IS A SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE PROJECT SHOULD BE SHORT, MAX.250 WORDS 1-2 SENTENCES ON THE PREMISE
THE ABSTRACT 1-2 SENTENCES ON THE SET-UP OR PROCEDURE RESULTS: A COUPLE OF SENTENCES THAT INCLUDE NUMBERS IF YOU HAVE THEM CONCLUSION: WHAT DID YOU PROVE (OR not)
THE ABSTRACT Example:………………………… …….Agriculture depends on efficient production of crops. If seeds do not germinate well, thousands to millions of dollars could be lost to the farmer.
THE ABSTRACT Example (cont.) Seeds were soaked in four different concentrations of diazinon (D), a common pesticide and in a water control for 24 hours. The seeds were allowed to germinate for two weeks in a dark, damp environment. At the end of that time the percent of
THE ABSTRACT Example (cont.) germinated seeds was determined for each group. The water seeds had 100%, 1:10,000 D= 90%, 1:1000 D= 70%, 1:100 D=30%, and 1:10 D=0%. These results suggest that pesticide use can cause decreased profits if used too extensively.
The procedure Stepwise description of what you did Should include how many samples and trials you did Includes the groups and how they were controlled Includes how you measured your data and how often
The procedure The procedure on the display needs to shorter than in your notebook Do not include where you bought supplies or the pressure of the autoclave, instead say materials were sterilized or plants were purchased
The procedure Letters should be readable from a meter away
Results Tables Graphs, use bar graphs or histograms for discontinuous data, use line graphs for continuous data photographs of progress or endpoints are excellent drawings may be useful also
Results Be sure to adequately label EVERYTHING Be sure to put the N = 6 or however many samples were in the group Put labels on all drawings As a rule raw data (not averaged or analyzed) is not put on the display
This is an example of a well labeled graph Human population doubling time n=12, 000,000,000
CONCLUSION Answers the problem. Explains the results Includes numbers Discusses any errors Proposes future studies
DISPLAY QUALITY Neat Large letters Colored paper surrounding sections makes it appealing dont OVERDECORATE - looks cluttered!