Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How do I get my students excited about Science Fair?

Recently a Wyoming teacher asked us, "I am interested in getting my students involved in the science fair. Where should I start?"

Science Posse coordinator Jan Truchot responded:

It is exciting that you want to get your students involved in Science Fair! 

There are a variety of resources available to you on-line. 
  • If you are interested in your students participating in the competitive aspect of the science fair, you should check out the Wyoming State Science Fair webpageThis page has dates for the state and regional competitions as well as contact information for the regional competitions. Contacting the director of your region might give you some names of people close to you who are already involved in doing science fair.
  • The Science Fair Resources on the Science Posse site 
    • has a link that gives information about rules, regulations and required paperwork.
    • has a series of videos made by the Science Posse that each focus on one aspect of a good science fair project.
    • has an annotated set of links to science fair resources on the Internet
In addition, the Science Posse is available for science fair consultations and mentoring, both in person and virtually.

Please let us know how we can be of further help, or send us a request!