Benefits of having a science fair (https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science…
Benefits of having a science fair
First, students are able to pick or choose a topic of their choice
There are financial rewards within competing in a science fair for students
Science fairs allow students to work on their presentation skills
Students have the ability to work through certain math problems that may arise during
Students may be introduced to a bibliography and what it means to cite sources that they may come across
Longer assignments than any other most students have completed
Opens opportunities to discuss plagiarism and other various issues surrounding writers identity
Opens up the door to "active Learning" - learning while doing.
Important to motivate students with science through their own creative ideas
Ability to share ideas with students, parents, other community members whom attend the fair.
Did a survey after a science fair and found the following
Science fair motivated students towards science
Contributions to social developments
Increased interest in being a scientist or engineer
generating more interest in science, technology, engineering, and math - the STEM fields
CRITITS say that students are using unimaginative projects proven to get good grades instead of rewarding resourceful students, they were rewards those students who had the most resources.
Abilities to pursue ambitions arise.
Study of 41 7th grade students from 3 schools participated and their interest in STEM careers and coursework was assessed.
The study showed that most of the students were interested in the topic of their choice.
Students gained knowledge on the general scientific process of carrying out an experiement
Some negative attitudes did arise those for some students.
The time needed for a science fair entry was a major complaint from many