So the D-day for the Science Fair project submission is next week and you still have to complete your display Board. We have everything worked out for you.At the science fair, the display is the focal point of your project and contains all of the information about your project. Below is a sketch of how information is presented on a typical display.
Some Helpful Hints:
- Presentations boards in black or white-colored “foam core” or corrugated cardboard are readily available at most office supply stores. A standard size is 36″ tall by 48″ wide (folds in three panels to 36″ tall by 24″ wide). These presentation boards are self-standing and work quite well. Of course, you can also make your own for free from a large cardboard box.
- Use pictures and drawings to help your audience understand your experiment. (Remember, NO faces may be shown in your photos.)
- Be Organized. Using our sketch above as a guide will help you organize your information so that your audience can quickly follow the thread of your experiment by glancing at your board. Every chart and graph should be clearly labeled with titles, headings, and units of measure.
- A Good Title. Your title is the attention grabber for your project. Pick something that is catchy, while accurately summarizing your research. The title should be big and easily read from at least three feet away.
- Eye-Catching. Use colorful headings, charts, and graphs to present your project. Using similar type families and colored backgrounds can further help to group your information and organize your display.
- Proofread. Make sure to carefully review all of the materials you put on your display board.
- Don’t forget the table space. You have more than just the backboard display to show off your project. You should also include your project notebook, research paper, required science fair forms, and any appropriate models on the table space in front of your display.
Prepare your display board for the fair you will be attending and grade yourself:
What Makes for a Good Display Board?
For a Good Display Board, You Should Answer “Yes” to Every Question
|Does your display board include: || |
Yes / No
|Have you included everything necessary for someone to understand your experiment and your results?|| |
Yes / No
|Have you constructed your display board as neatly as possible?|| |
Yes / No
|Did you proofread your display board?|| |
Yes / No
I hope this information proves to be good for you and if you have any further questions you can always get in touch with SMARTS Club for help.