Science fair as a family affair

Parents share their tips on helping kids prepare for a science fair

By Jennifer Cutraro, 14:31 PM December 21, 2011





As temperatures drop and days grow shorter, middle and high school students across the country begin gearing up for science fair season. While these competitions typically take place in the spring, the qualifying projects can take several weeks or even months to plan, carry out and summarize. That means late fall and early winter are an ideal time for students to start brainstorming project ideas.


But science fair planning can overwhelm many students. Some become intimidated at the prospec...

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