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A helpful guide by Science Made Simple

Science fair project? You can do it!

So your teacher has assigned science fair projects to your entire class? Well, DON'T PANIC! Whether you are doing elementary, middle school or high school science fair projects, a science fair can actually be fun!

It all depends on your attitude, and getting the right information before you even start. It's not just educational, but it may be one of your few chances to show off your creativity and initiative.

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In most cases, the subject of the project will be completely up to you. This may seem scary, but actually this is where the fun comes in. When your teacher assigned a science fair project, he or she gave you the freedom to come up with a project idea that would be interesting to YOU.

Instead of a normal homework assignment that's designed by your teacher and given to you whether you want it or not, the science project is invented by you, so you can explore things that interest you the most. It's a unique opportunity that allows you to learn while also expressing your creativity, both in the design of the experiment and the project display that will eventually be shown at your science fair.

And don't forget that an award winning science fair project has the potential to earn you a place in local, state, regional, or even national science fair competitions where you will compete with other projects for scholarships or other prizes. Your average homework assignment definitely can't do that!

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This guide will help you through the process of doing a science fair project, from finding a general idea, narrowing it down to a specific topic, designing your experiment, and even presenting your project to the judges. Stick with the advice in this guide, and you might just end up with an award-winning science fair project that was also a lot of fun to do.

So, no matter what your grade or your level of competition, whether an elementary school, middle school, or high school science fair, this guide will help you on your way to a fun, easy, and maybe even award-winning science fair project.

Let's get started!

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