Top Reasons Why You Should Do a Science Project

Science Project

Raise your hand if you grew up learning that science is a class where you memorize, four to five syllable words and following instructions straight from the laboratory manual. True enough, many students think that science is all about rote memorization and step-by-step procedures. That is exactly the kind of thinking that many science educators … Read more

Tips on How to Create an Engaging Trifold Board

Trifold Board for science fair

When it comes to any learning environment, the importance of visual aids can’t be understated. As far as visual aids go, it’s hard to go wrong with a display board especially when you’re presenting to a smaller group of like 25 people. Here’s a simple and plain presentation board containing only important information – straight … Read more

Science Fair Insider: The Independent Variable Explained

The Independent Variable Explained

Ok, so it’s science fair time. Don’t panic. It can seem crazy what kids are learning in school these days. Unfortunately, as a parent, you’re also expected to keep up with them. This means getting regular refresher courses on math, literature, and the scientific method. That last one especially can get pretty tricky. You may … Read more

Science Fair Insider: The Dependent Variable Explained

The Dependent Variable Explained

It’s time for the science fair. This no-holds-barred grade-school experiment extravaganza is getting more and more complicated as the years go by. You can’t just build a paper Mache volcano anymore, parents. These things are way more competitive than that nowadays. In order to construct your child’s experiment, it’s got to have variables. To use … Read more

What Is Science and Why It’s Special?

What is Science

As the American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has once written, “If you cherry-pick scientific truths to serve cultural, economic, religious or political objectives, you undermine the foundations of an informed democracy.” Defining the concept of “science” is a very tricky business due to nearly endless scopes. There’s also the matter of drawing the line between … Read more