Science Fair Project Display Boards Info

Key Info:

Organize your information like a newspaper so that your audience can quickly follow the thread of your experiment by reading from top to bottom, then left to right. Include each step of your science fair project: Abstract, question, hypothesis, variables, background research, and so on.

Use 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. It’s OK to use slightly smaller fonts for captions on picture and tables. For more details see: Everything You Need to Know About Fonts for Display Boards

The title should be big and easily read from across the room. Choose one that accurately describes your work, but also grabs peoples’ attention.

A picture speaks a thousand words! 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.


Here is an example a Science Fair Report Template: SFReport


Below are some ideas of how to set up a display board:

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FREE Family Programs at Intrepid Museum

For children with developmental or learning disabilities (ages 5-17)

The Museum offers monthly Access Family Programs for children with developmental or learning disabilities and their families, as well as programs for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. These two-hour programs, based on rotating themes, include a guided exploration of the Museum and an art-making activity intended to engage the entire family. These programs are free, but advance registration is required. www.intrepidmuseum.org/access.aspx

Sunday, March 15, 11am-1pm

Sunday, April 19, 11am-1pm

Sunday, May 31, 11am-1pm

Sunday, June 14, 11am-1pm

For children with autism (ages 3-18)

The Museum offers Early Morning Openings for families with children on the autism spectrum. On select weekends and school breaks, the Museum opens its doors one hour early. Educators lead short interactive experiences designed for the whole family as well as drop-in art activities and structured play opportunities. These programs are free, but advance registration is required. www.intrepidmuseum.org/access.aspx

Saturday, March 7, 9am-11am

Monday, March 23, 9am-11am

Wednesday, April 8, 9am-11am

Saturday, April 25, 9am-11am

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Barbara Johnson Stemler

Manager of Access Programs

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

One Intrepid Square

46th Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
P: (646) 381-5182
F: (646) 381-5184
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/access.aspx

The Intrepid Museum strives to be accessible for all audiences as we honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth.

Mitosis and Meiosis (Cell Division) Activities

Mitosis and Meiosis Card Sort:

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/bioactivities/mmfcardsort

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/bioactivities/MitosisMeiosis

Cell Division Activity:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/cells/mitosisact.shtml

Pearson LabBench Activity:

http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/labbench/lab3/intro.html

Web-Interactive Cell Division:

http://sepuplhs.org/high/sgi/teachers/genetics_act3_sim.html

Cell Division on Neok12:

http://www.neok12.com/Cell-Division.htm

Meiosis Classroom Demonstration:

http://www.scienceprofonline.com/genetics/classroom-demonstration-meiosis-with-photos.html

The Heart and Circulatory System (Cardiovascular System) Activities & Resources

Students explore the interrelationship of structure and function in the circulatory system:

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.stru.lp_circula/the-circulatory-system/

My Body: The Inside Story – Circulatory System Instructional Activities:

http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/cur/mybody/circ_lessons.htm

Human Body – Circulatory System Pintrest Ideas:

https://www.pinterest.com/racheldavis7/teaching-human-body-circulatory-system/

The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works book:

http://nomadpress.net/books/human-body/#tabs|Tabs_Group_name:reviews

Project Ideas:

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Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels!

Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. The main features of the site include: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/


DOMES

Gumdrop Domes (3 variations):

http://www-tc.pbskids.org/zoom/printables/activities/pdfs/gumdropdome.pdf

http://www.techbridgegirls.org/assets/files/what/hands-on/GumDrop%20Dome.pdf

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2014/05/geodesic-gumdrop-dome-weekly-science-activity.php


SKYSCRAPERS

Lesson: Skyscrapers: Engineering Up!

https://www.teachengineering.org/view_lesson.php?url=collection/duk_/lessons/duk_tower_tech_less/duk_tower_tech_less.xml

Building a Skyscraper

http://www.skyscraper.org/EDUCATION/lesson_plans/L3_building-lowerelem.pdf

Higher and Higher: Amazing Skyscrapers

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/higher-and-higher-amazing-skyscrapers.cfm


DAMS

Build a Dam

http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/buildadam.html

Hands on Activity: Dam Forces

https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/cub_/activities/cub_dams/cub_dams_lesson02_activity1.xml

Engineer a Dam

http://tryengineering.org/sites/default/files/lessons/engineeradam.pdf


TUNNELS

Hands on Activity: Tunnel Through!

https://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=collection/cub_/activities/cub_rock/cub_rock_lesson04_activity1.xml

Tunnel Engineering Info

http://www.cowi.com/menu/service/BridgeTunnelandMarineStructures/Documents/021-1700-020e-10b_TunnelEngineering.pdf

NOVA | Build a Bridge InterACTivity

NOVA | Build a Bridge

Survey the Four Sites  – Three spans are over water, one over land. Each has a different length to be crossed. And, most importantly, each requires a different kind of bridge.

Do your Homework – Brush up on the four kinds of bridges you can choose from—arch, beam, suspension, and cable-stayed. To get a feel for their differences yourself, you can even construct simple models at home or school.

Play the Game – Once you’ve surveyed the sites and reviewed the types of bridges, put on your civil engineer’s hat and build some bridges


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/build-bridge-p1.html