How To Win At Science Fairs

The last event I attended before starting quarantine life was the 2019 Science Fair at the local college. Admittedly, I had never been to a science fair before, so I had no expectations to think of. I went there to support my niece, who had an entry in the group category. I merely assumed that it would be filled with genius young adults who could save the world in the future.

But the more I watched the kids showcase their research, the more I realized how you could boost your chances of winning at a science fair.


Pick A Thoughtful Project

The common denominator among winners at science fairs is their focus on thoughtful projects. E.g., how to minimize waste management problems, get rid of plastics, help PWDs, purify water, etc. If you research an issue that even adults have been unable to fix, the competition may not be the only thing you’ll win at.

Present Your Findings Well

One hiccup that young scientific investigators encounter involves their way of presenting facts to the judges. There is no doubt about the participants practicing their speech or answers, but some get overcome by fear. Despite your paper’s incredibility, therefore, the panelists may give you low marks. That tramples on your chance to win a science fair.


Make Sure That You Believe In Your Work

Projects also tend to fail when the judges see that you don’t seem to believe that your output will work. After all, when you have zero faith in the topic, you may not strive enough to obtain the desired results. It even pushes people to tamper their data, which is foul.

Final Thoughts

While these tips sound too easy, they are the basic things that you can try to win at a science fair. You may add to them at any time you discover something that may help you achieve your goal. Congratulations in advance!

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