If you need help coming up with an idea for a project, consider this…
- Think of your project as research (because it is). Remember you can work on a project over a few years, presenting how you have done more every year. This is a winning strategy at major competitions and it makes it easier to keep going.
- Take a look at previous projects by researching videos online in YouTube with search terms like “Science Fair 8th grade” or “Science Fair robot” etc.
- Consider talking to a local scientist or other STEM practitioner like an engineer! A good conversation can help you come up with a good idea.
- Take a look at some of the sites out there dedicated to sharing ideas like these:
Feel free to reach out and ask the Fair organizers (Loren and Brian) for help too – emails below. We’re STEM people! we’re at: Loren Launen = email@example.com, Brian Moore = firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lack supplies? If what’s stopping you from doing a project is that you just can’t afford to buy one of the supplies you need, we may be able to help provide you with that supply. Email us (addresses above).
Need a mentor to help you? You can ask for a mentor to help you on a project (please email email@example.com) or ask your teacher or parent to help you email.
Are you a mentor and you need support? Please email us! We can help.