How to Support & Encourage your Child
Parent involvement is key in the success of your child’s Science & Engineering Fair experience. The science fair is a tremendous opportunity for learning... and not just about science! Students use all the skills they have learned to put together a project. Writing, speaking, logic, and critical thinking all play roles in the completion of a project. Frequently, former students express their appreciation for the Fair because “Overall it was an amazing experience and I hope to be able to do it again next year!”
A science fair project is ultimately not about building a volcano or making a robot. It's about experimentation, creativity and discovery. Students pull from many disciplines to complete a project. In the end, they not only get a sense of pride in their work, but can earn awards, scholarships and trips. And, in the ever competitive world of college applications, it is a great plus, because it proves that the student can complete long term goal.
If you have any questions or concerns, just ask! We are here to help and in some cases, point your child in the direction to get project help.
Please view the information provided in the Student & Teacher menu including Getting Started, Rules & Guidelines and Project Forms & Deadlines to familiarize you with the process for completing a successful Science Fair project.