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  1. Display Boards

  2. What should my board look like?

  3. organize your information like a newspaperby reading from top to bottom, then left to right. • Include each step of your science fair project: Abstract, question, hypothesis, variables, background research, etc.

  4. 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. • The title should be big and easily read from across the room. • 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.

  5. Your name on the display board • Captions that include the source for every picture or image

  6. Be Creative !

  7. Do’s and Do Not’s Do • For any drawings or written text, start with pencil, not pen. • Gather all of your material and organize it into categories. • If you forgot to photograph each step of your procedure, consider re-staging it now for documentation. • Include all required categories and content on your display. • Use black or dark colors for type. • Make type large enough to read from four feet away: As a general rule, use 24 pt type for headings, 16 pt type for text blocks. • Use subheads and bullet points rather than long paragraphs of dense text. • Label all graphs, charts, and tables. On graphs, make sure you label the X and Y axes. • Write descriptive captions for photos. • Proofread and double- and triple-check all text before sticking it on your display board. .

  8. Don’t • Leave your display until the last minute. • Forget to spell-check and proofread! • Write or draw directly on the board. • Use too many fonts, or fancy fonts that are hard to read. • Display photos without captions. • Go crazy with colors. A few bright colors are good to accentuate key elements and add pizzazz. But stick to a handful and keep it professional. • Be afraid to get creative. Science is not dull; it’s dynamic! • Forget to pack a box of supplies to keep handy for last-minute repairs at the fair. • Wear ripped jeans or short skirts to the science fair. You’re not expected to wear a three-piece suit, but shoot for neat and conservative to be safe. • Chew gum! • Text or talk on your cell phone! • Forget to smile, look visitors and judges in the eye, be polite, and congratulate the winners

  9. Don’t Forget! • Rubric is on the website • May be edited , so check website often • www.wcsciencefair.com • Contact Information is available there • Starting this Wednesday after school there will be a Science Fair Assistance hour. From 3- to about 4p.m in Ms.Bestgen’s room 46.

  10. Bibliography • https://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/Science-Fair-Presentations/How-to-Create-a-Winning-Science-Fair-Display-Board.html • http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_display_board.shtml#checklist