The Internet really is a great tool for students who are attempting a new science fair project this year.
While students are familiar with most of these resources, they may not be aware of the new resource known as Pinterest.
If you are a student who is just starting a science fair journey, then these ideas are for you.
Learn the Steps
If this is your first science fair, then a good first step is to use Pinterest to learn how to do a science fair project. Pinterest offers great instructions on how to select a topic, what steps are required to complete a science fair project and what elements your project needs to include.
Take It Step by Step
After you have learned about how to complete a science fair project, you can then use Pinterest to flesh out your understanding of each step of these projects. For example, you can use Pinterest boards to learn how to select a good topic for a project and even how to write up your report.
Find a Topic
One of the benefits offered by Pinterest is that it provides information that is both contemporary and topical to modern concerns. These are two factors that impact the quality of a topic selected for a science fair project. By browsing through the latest Pinterest boards, you can figure out what issues are currently important to society and what issues are going to carry the most weight with judges.
Access Winning Science Fair Projects
One of the best ways to develop a winning science fair project is to review past science fair projects that have won prizes. This process will allow you to identify how much work is necessary to win a science fair, what types of topics are currently drawing the most positive attention and what topics are being worn out. The key to winning a science fair is to create a topical, but original project.
Learn What Not to Do
While most students are going to use the Internet to identify information that tells them what to do, it is also important to learn what not to do. For example, it is important to not replicate science fair projects that are posted only verbatim. This sets you up for academic failure and poor scores at a science fair. Another thing that you do not want to do is to select a topic that is outdated or that has been used by millions of students, i.e. the science fair volcano model.
The SciFair Lady On Pinterest has over 73 boards, over 2,831 pins with more added every day. That means that both teachers, parents and students have access to unlimited resources to help you with your science fair project. There is also a board on <>i>How To Teach Students To Do a Science Fair Project and another board, Teacher Science Resources. Within each board are images and links that take you to literally thousands of ideas, experiments and projects.