What does a good presentation look like?

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What does a good presentation look like?

Postby janet_425 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:51 am

I've found a lot of written descriptions of how to do a science fair presentation, but I am looking for websites with audio/visual examples of what a good presentation looks like for a middle school science fair project. Do you have any suggestions?

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Re: What does a good presentation look like?

Postby amyc » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:27 pm

Hi Janet_425 - Most science fair presentations involve a "project display board." It's what would be used at a science fair and might also be what a student is expected to have to do an in-class presentation. Have you looked at the Science Buddies display board materials yet?

We just ran a blog piece this week on display boards which has some "overview" information:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/2012 ... -board.php

And then you'll find additional in-depth materials here (also linked from within the blog article): http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... oard.shtml

The resources offer a number of examples of what finished display boards look like, as well as a schematic that can be very handy for planning the board.

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Re: What does a good presentation look like?

Postby janet_425 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:06 am

Sorry that my question wasn't clear.

Our display board is done, we are working on our oral presentation part now. It can be a maximum of 10 minutes. I have been clicking on various youtube searches and found a couple of decent examples, but I find more bad ones than good ones. I was hoping to find a website with curated examples: i.e. say this, don't talk like that, with actual audio/visual examples.

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Re: What does a good presentation look like?

Postby MelissaB » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:34 am

Hi,

Have you tried googling, 'Tips for giving a good scientific talk?' I did that and found several websites with good information. I'm sure you could do the same for just 'tips for giving a good talk' or some similar wording.

Good luck!
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Re: What does a good presentation look like?

Postby janet_425 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:54 pm

I've tried all sorts of keywords on google and youtube. Just haven't quite found what I wanted!
The best one I found was the first girl on this TED talk:

http://blog.ted.com/2012/01/10/award-wi ... n-ted-com/

She is middle-school aged, has a very well organized talk, and the sound quality is good. The only negative is that she is using power point rather than a backboard.

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Re: What does a good presentation look like?

Postby pcman » Thu May 10, 2012 7:57 am

It's raelly up to you.
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Re: What does a good presentation look like?

Postby Cynthia101 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:56 am

A Good Science Presentation Is Something That Looks Neat And Organized. It Needs To Look Like You Know What Your Talking About. Graphs and Pictures Are Great Also :D


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