The first phase of the Initiative involved the capture of over 50 participant interviews across three competitive science fairs at local, regional and national levels. Not surprisingly, across even such a small sample size, excellent advice and an array of insightful projects collected together to form our initial seventeen themes. From conquering fears to working through unforeseen results, these participants encapsulate the human factor in doing experimentation for all to see.
Choose a Theme Video to watch students discuss various aspects of a science fair project. If you experience difficulty, there is also the option to download each video directly.