Joyce Good Henderson

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471202568
ISBN-13: 978-0471202561

                                                                                     Book Reviews
 This book is organized extremely well and is easy to understand, for both kids and adults. It gives a number of  examples on good experiments and encourages the child to pick something he/she will enjoy. After that, it takes you  through the steps and includes EVERYTHING you need to get the project ready for the science fair. I can't recommend  this book enough! 

 My husband and I decided to get our daughter to participate in her first ever science fair project this year (which is due  sometime in January of next year). She is in first grade and though it is not mandatory for the lower-elementary  children to take part in science fairs, we thought it would be a great way to get her to learn the process, develop an  interest in science and investigating an interesting topic, as well as work on it as a family. This book was  recommended to me by a helpful, kind librarian as I was lamenting the fact that most of the books in the science  section of the library were only on-loan for a week (which makes sense given that many people refer to these books for  science fairs). I am grateful to her for recommending it to me as this is a very practical book that guides a student  through the process of putting together a science fair project. The book is well-organized and walks readers through  the entire process, beginning with the basics of scientific investigation, how to go about picking a good topic, the  research process, experiments, data organization, how to put together the important poster board, and lots of other  useful, practical advice. I can see us referring to this invaluable resource for the next couple of years! 


 Excellent resource for science fair project. My 11 yr old son was able to do most of the experiment by himself with just  a little guidance from me. 


 This book was very helpful in my classroom. It offers lots of ideas for my students. I am sure others will find this book  very useful. 


 It has many great ideas inside it. It is educational and good for kids and teens who just need help on there science  projects.

Your all-in-one resource for science fair success! 

Also avaialable in Thai

Gearing up for your first science fair project? Looking for the perfect science fair survival guide? Well, now your search is over. So You Have to Do a Science Fair Project, written by an experienced science fair judge and an international science fair winner, walks you through the science fair process, one step at a time. Filled with lots of solid, practical advice and troubleshooting tips, this easy-to-use handbook covers:

* The basics of the scientific method

* How to find a good topic

* How to do thorough research

* How to create a successful experiment

* How to organize your data

There are also lots of helpful suggestions for polishing your final presentation, including putting the finishing touches on your display, dressing to impress on science fair day, and knowing how to talk with the judges. Whether you're a first-time participant or a science student looking to excel, you'll find yourself turning to this invaluable resource again and again for years to come.