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I just got back from judging elementary level science fair (this is like kids in 6th grade or something). Here are some quick notes in no particular order. Please, please do not have a 20 item list of supplies that you used on your board including things like thumb tacks, tape, paper and poster board.…

Previously, I talked about science fairs. One of the problems is that students don’t really have a good understanding of data analysis. For me, statistical analysis is just something to do with data. It isn’t absolutely true. So, it doesn’t really matter that students use sophisticated tests on their data. The important point is they…

Thoughts on school science fairs

Last friday I volunteered as a science fair judge. It took half a day, but I did get free food and tons of things to blog about. There are so many things to say about science fairs that I don’t really know where to begin. I actually might not even address all the issues. Here…