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Complete Guide to a School
Science Fair Projects Timeline
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The Complete Guide to a
School Science Fair Projects Timeline

Do you want to keep on track so you can complete your sscience fair project on time?

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What are my 3 secrets to
choosing and developing a project?
1. Focus on what you love to do the most.
2. Have a fun, and curious attitude along with careful planning and organization.
3. Take a step-by-step approach.

We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.
- - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe --

Your science fair project is probably not the only thing that takes up your time. Attending school, homework, school activities, family responsibilities, social and play time, and you may even have a part-time job.

Juggling all these acitivities in your head is impossible, and can become stressful if you are not well organized on paper. Did you know that one of the secrets of success is to keep a detailed day time calendar?


"Small step-by-step actions,
consistently taken over a period of time,
have a giant impact."
-- Anthony Robbins.

You must be able to manage your time and priorities because it takes 2 to 3 months to complete an excellent science project.

You can have the best intentions (goals) to complete a project, but if you do not have a means of organizing yourself , time gets lost because of a failure to manage time and priorities. You could lose focus and direction.

School Science Fair Projects require specific step-by-step actions taken in a particular order.

When the judge reads your Science Projects Log, looks at your display board for high school, middle school, college or elementary science fair projects, and asks you questions about your project, s/he will check to make sure that you have included every step of the process on the scientific method. AND that you KNOW the steps you took as well as the results...

KNOW this information like you know 1 + 1 = 2 .


Your timeline is a simple, effective plan of action that outlines what you must do every day in order to meet your outcomes. It shows the dates and completion of each step of your project.

To produce consistent results, you must manage your activities. The timeline gives you the tool to manage your time, energy, focus, and talents so you can thoroughly enjoy doing your Project.


You will plot the OUTCOMES on the vertical line and their respective dates of completion on the angled line.

What is the difference
between a goal and an outcome?

A GOAL is something you are aiming for, something you would like to achieve.

An outcome is something that your brain believes you already achieved.

Why is the wording so important?
Because what we say determines how we feel. Feeling you have accomplished something helps to reduce fear, anxiety - and most important - gives you a positive feeling of pride in your achievement as if it already happened.

After you complete your timeline, attach it to the inside cover of your Science Log. Keep the Log in a safe place. It will hold all the secrets to your science fair project investigation.

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Did you accomplish your school science fair projects outcome today? What's that? Your Timeline of course! This is so-o-o important. It will make a huge difference when you write your science project report and abstract.

Please be sure you mark ALL the steps and their respective dates on your timeline.

You say you have completed this step. Great! Well then, let's move on.

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To be ready to discover among the many topics the one that's just right for you, read what we are going to do tomorrow for your category for science project ideas.

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