Virtual International Science Fair Contest Announced For Students from Kindergarten through College; Teachers, Too!

Science enthusiasts of all ages with an interest in astronomy, biology, chemistry or physics are invited to come up with a challenging hypothesis and turn it into a prize-winning science fair project.

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Evanston, IL (PRWEB) September 15, 2006

Science enthusiasts of all ages with an interest in biology, chemistry or physics are invited to come up with a challenging hypothesis and turn it into a prize-winning science fair project.

The contest is sponsored by the web site http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com . Prizes will be awarded in each of 4 student categories— elementary school, middle school, high school, college—and in the new category for teachers. Contest rules and instructions can be downloaded from the site. Entries must be received by e-mail not later than May 31, 2007. A surprise gift will be given to those who send their entries before January 31, 2007.

All entrants will receive a free copy of Super Science Fair Projects, an illustrated 156-page eBook. Prizes for student winners include a 3-D DeskToppers® as well as books and kits for studying fossils, solar energy, water, meteorites, magnets, vibrations, caves, the human body, hurricanes, and space robots.

Winning teacher will receive the book, The Art of Teaching Science: Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School and High School. Five runner ups will be given the 3-D DeskToppers® Periodic Table.

Though this is a virtual science fair, the projects must be real and original, and all the steps of the scientific method must be used,” says the web site’s owner Madeline Binder.

There are hundreds of great ideas for projects, she adds, yet kids seem to have trouble settling on one they can stick with. “With so much current interest in health issues, how about a project to test the effect of a variable such as eating an organic apple versus eating an apple that has been sprayed with chemicals? How do they affect you physically or mentally? What implications are there for the environment?”

Invitation for Teachers. As a former teacher and counselor, Ms. Binder has an abiding interest in how certain activities influence students. What would be the effect on test scores if, for a period of months, a teacher warmly greeted students at the door of the classroom vs. not greeting them at all? What about using green ink vs. red ink to grade papers? Or avoiding grades and making only positive comments?

“The list is endless,” she says, “and the results may be astonishing.”    

Science fair projects are welcome from all countries on the planet!

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