What Happens at a Science Fair
Part of the Science Fair Projects For Dummies Cheat Sheet
So you've sweated over your brilliant science fair project, created a memorable display, and figured out how to get all your stuff to the science fair. When you get there, what happens next? Here's a thumbnail sketch of what goes on:
Setup. Your project will be checked to make sure that it follows the rules, and then you'll be given a display location.
Judging. Scientists and engineers who are volunteer judges will look at the projects in their fields and interview the students responsible for the work.
Awards ceremony. Usually, a public announcement of the winners is made in each category, along with professional society awards and sweepstakes awards.
Fun. You get to meet other students, see different projects, and enjoy whatever activities are planned for exhibitors.