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Science fair success
Bombaugh, Ruth.
Personal Author:
Revised and expanded.
Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A guide for choosing, designing, and completing an investigative science fair project, with an appendix listing prize winning projects by students.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 2.0 31494.
Format :


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Q182.3 .B66 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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-- Each book provides interesting science fair ideas and points the way to successful student projects.-- Great for students at both home and school.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6-8. The author, a science teacher who has coached many students through award-winning projects, offers practical advice to novice experimenters. Bombaugh's cheerful, supportive tone counsels readers on the how-tos of choosing a good topic, properly designing an experiment, and keeping track of data. She also offers tips on writing the report, putting together a display, and facing interviews with judges. Several appendixes list prizewinning projects, suppliers, and advice for teachers organizing such events. The information throughout is solid. It's unfortunate that the material is undermined by a lackluster, unattractive format (dense type and poorly reproduced photographs). Nevertheless, a useful item where science fairs are held. --Denise Wilms

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-- A book filled with insightful and practical advice on how to choose, develop, and present a science fair project. Bombaugh provides the type of details--such as never throw away data and make sure someone proofreads your report--that first-time science fair participants need. She describes the process by which several of her students--boys and girls--planned their projects. Black-and-white photographs of the students' final presentations are scattered throughout the book; unfortunately, they are muddy and lack clarity. Not surprising, many are award-winning projects. The writing is enthusiastic and filled with a joy of learning. Useful appendices list prize-winning experiments, science material and book suppliers, related reading, and tips for teachers. A wonderful book that should be a first stop for science-fair-bound students and their teachers. --Alan Newman, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.