How to Give Out Award Ribbons at a Science Fair

Give Out Award Ribbons at a Science Fair

Science projects and science fairs are a great way to get kids to learn. They engage the mind and help raise interest in different fields. The events are friendly, but the inherent competition is also a great way to get students to push themselves. However, scoring fairs is never easy. To help with that, the … 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 Insider: Everything You Need to Know About Forming a Hypothesis

Forming a Hypothesis

Forming a Hypothesis Are you ready to science? Whether you’re a chemical student, a science fair competitor, or the parent of a science fair competitor, you won’t get far with the scientific method without knowing a bit about hypotheses. These fun little guys are an integral part of the process of experimentation. In order to … Read more

Observation: The Heart of Every Scientific Discovery

Observation of amazing science discovery

Are you ready to take on the world of science? You better get ready to conduct some experiments. You’ll need to utilize your best science friend, the scientific method. If it sounds familiar, it should be. The scientific method is taught in schools across America, though versions differ slightly depending on grade and geographic region. … 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

Understanding Experimental Units in the Context of Scientific Experiments

Experimental Units

Are you a statistics student? Mad scientist? Middle-school science fair competitor? You came to the right place. It’s imperative to know about experimental units when delving into experimental design. If that last sentence made your head spin, you’re not alone. You’re probably wondering what an experimental unit is. It sounds super complicated. Especially when you … 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