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Title:
Science fair : developing a successful and fun project
Author:
Iritz, Maxine Haren.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Tab Books, 1987.
Physical Description:
vi, 89 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780830609369

9780830629367
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book provides easy-to-follow advice on every step of Science Fair project preparation from choosing a topic and defining the problem to setting up and conducting the experiment, drawing conclusions, and setting up the display. It also gives you, the parent, important tips on how you can not only give your child moral support, but also concrete advice and help.


Summary

This book provides easy-to-follow advice on every step of Science Fair project preparation from choosing a topic and defining the problem to setting up and conducting the experiment, drawing conclusions, and setting up the display. It also gives you, the parent, important tips on how you can not only give your child moral support, but also concrete advice and help.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Chapter by chapter, Iritz details each step necessary for conceiving and executing a science-fair project for secondary-school students. She gives clear instructions for every aspect: choosing a topic, preparing experiments, keeping data, researching information, and presenting the completed project. The tone is encouraging and upbeat. Drawing on her experience, the author discusses possible difficulties and problems and also gives advice on how to avoid and overcome setbacks. An added feature is discussion of the appropriate use of the computer in assembling data, finding results, and writing the research paper. Black-and-white photographs of successful projects illustrate the text, along with many relevant charts and diagrams. Another good addition is the catalog of documents required when dealing with animals, which should make pupils aware of the need for care and sensitivity in this area. Included are a list and brief description of actual projects that can serve as inspiration for those who are undecided. An excellent guide for all students undertaking a science-fair project, particularly for those who have little adult guidance. Joel Beller's So You Want to Do a Science Project (Arco, 1982) covers much the same information with the exception of the material concerning the computer projects or the use of computers. Bibliography; index. MS. 507'.8 Science-Exhibitions [CIP] 87-10030


Booklist Review

Chapter by chapter, Iritz details each step necessary for conceiving and executing a science-fair project for secondary-school students. She gives clear instructions for every aspect: choosing a topic, preparing experiments, keeping data, researching information, and presenting the completed project. The tone is encouraging and upbeat. Drawing on her experience, the author discusses possible difficulties and problems and also gives advice on how to avoid and overcome setbacks. An added feature is discussion of the appropriate use of the computer in assembling data, finding results, and writing the research paper. Black-and-white photographs of successful projects illustrate the text, along with many relevant charts and diagrams. Another good addition is the catalog of documents required when dealing with animals, which should make pupils aware of the need for care and sensitivity in this area. Included are a list and brief description of actual projects that can serve as inspiration for those who are undecided. An excellent guide for all students undertaking a science-fair project, particularly for those who have little adult guidance. Joel Beller's So You Want to Do a Science Project (Arco, 1982) covers much the same information with the exception of the material concerning the computer projects or the use of computers. Bibliography; index. MS. 507'.8 Science-Exhibitions [CIP] 87-10030