Sample Science Fair Board
Why did you choose this experiment?
What do you want to learn?
State your question using the
5W's and How. For example,
"Where does soil come from?"
What's your prediction?
What do you think will happen?
What do you think is true?
What will you use for your experiment?
List everything that another person would need to duplicate your work.
Attention Grabbing Title:
Use interesting vocabulary.
Don't make your title too long.
Make sure it stands out by making
it bigger than the other words on
your board. Make it colorful and fun!
Use sequence words, numbers,
or bullets to describe each step
in your process.
Examples of sequence words: first, next, then, after that, finally.
If possible, take pictures while
experimenting. Take photos of
each step. Illustrations, or
drawings may also be used.
In addition, you can download
images from the Internet.
Graphs, Charts, and Tables:
Use these as needed to show
your information. Information
might include growth, change,
size, temperature, property, etc.
Write exactly what happened
in your experiment -even if it
doesn't match your hypothesis.
(You haven't failed. You've learned something! That's science.)
This is where you get to summarize your results and write about
your hypothesis! Do your results
support your prediction?
Tips for a Level 4 Board:
• Never write on the board.
Type, or print neatly.
Back your writing with colorful paper.
• Pictures, drawings and illustrations
should be as large as possible.
Small pictures look awkward
on a large board.
• Place your name and class at the
bottom of the board.
Don't make your name
bigger than your work.
• Edit. Many people will read your
writing and learn from your project.
Check spelling, grammar and sense.