Science fair projects provide students with an excellent way to make classroom learning tangible, encourage higher-order thinking skills and help children apply their knowledge.
Display boards are essential parts of any science fair project. Constructed using poster board or foam core, their purpose is to highlight all the information obtained during an experiment.
Organize Your Information
Once students have developed their science project idea and conducted the experiment, it is time to present the data collected on a display board. Some competitions or teachers may require specific components; otherwise, aim is for judges and viewers to find all information easily digestible.
One effective method is by creating an eye-catching table or chart to present your information to judges and help them better comprehend your results.
Backing up your hypothesis with literature is also key in showing you have conducted extensive research. Make sure to include photos or any visual elements, but avoid writing directly over images; this could make reading your text difficult.
Make It Easy to Read
Information presented on a project board can make or break its impact, so its presentation should always be carefully considered. When it comes to text and visual elements, less is usually more. Too much text may confuse judges; be sure that any you include is easy for them to read. Adding charts or graphs as part of your presentation is a great way of quickly conveying data quickly while adding visual appeal.
Science Fair projects rely on compelling titles, fonts and colors that both draw people’s eyes while remaining legible for evaluation purposes. If you need help selecting fonts or colors for your science fair project, iClickn’Print provides a library that lets you instantly preview different options.
An effective science fair project relies on having a well-written purpose statement, literature section, experimental procedures section, materials section and materials section – with iClickn’Print you can digitally compose these sections before printing and assembling them on your Royal Brites tri-fold board for assembly.
Include Visual Elements
Science fair projects center around scientific experiments, but to fully explain them it’s essential to include visual aids on your board that explain your work – such as photos, illustrations or graphs of data collected during your experiment. By including visual elements like these you will make the board more captivating for readers while showing judges you are capable of explaining your results in an understandable manner.
Display boards come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles – some can even fold and stand-up by themselves! Tri-fold poster boards, for instance, make great self-standing displays; they come with built-in stands to make set-up and take down simple. Other options such as easels and table covers provide larger science fair projects the display they deserve and come in various colors to choose from.
Make It Appealing
Even when students conduct interesting experiments and achieve remarkable results, without an engaging and visually appealing presentation board they won’t earn top marks for their project at a science fair. A project board should be well organized, easy to read, and contain relevant visual elements such as graphs and charts for optimal presentation results.
Select attractive fonts and colors when designing the text on your board. Bold fonts may be difficult to read; therefore, bold ones should only be utilized if they add visual interest to the project.
Students should include literature related to their experiment in their background research section of their project while detailing experimental procedure and materials in the methods section. Following that, students can display findings in the results section with graphs or charts that explain them further. Lastly, decorative paper or double-sided tape may add flair and make the board even more colorful!