AFTER you've done your research and concluded your experiments, it is time to prepare for the science fair. Ask specific questions about preparing for a science fair, including how to set up your display board, how to prepare a presentation, etc. (Please post questions about selecting a project or conducting your experiment by posting in the appropriate "area of science" forum.)

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Postby scibudadmin » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:00 pm

For those of you who are have been asked to interview an expert as part of your science fair project, please remember and abide by the following:

(1) The posting of personal contact information, such as email addresses, phone numbers, instant messaging IDs, etc. is prohibited.

(2) Please do not ask the Experts for their contact information. All communication at Ask an Expert takes place within the Forums in order to protect the safety and privacy of those who use the Forums. That means that if you ask questions, the Expert(s) will respond to them here on the Forums.

(3) You will have the most success if you make your questions relatively general (i.e. instead of asking specific questions about chocolate, ask about working in chemistry or physics). Questions that are too specific will potentially go unanswered unless the Expert happens to work with exactly the topic mentioned. Your interview questions might ask about working in a certain field (physics, chemistry, etc.), or how the Expert became interested in science, etc.

(4) While we have a diverse group of Experts who volunteer of the Forums, most of them check the Forums once a week and we do not have an Expert in every single possible area of science. For this reason, if you do not receive a response to your questions within 48 hours, please make alternative arrangements/seek out an expert elsewhere.

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Postby LauraDreaRock » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:33 pm

This is a note I thought of. If you have been asked to interview an expert, these admins are busy people and you would have better luck with your teacher at school or something. Try a professor at a local college or a prominent teacher at a good school (in my area the school is MAOS or York- google them). These admins can help more people if you go call up the science professor at your local college to talk with.
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Postby jai96 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:49 pm

if you do use an interview, try to keep it confidential when it comes to names and emails when and if they ask you. just a tip!!! i know some people hate when people use their real names and information. :D :)
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Postby Jacobie09 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Yes, do NOT use your real information. Not that you go out there and lie, just refuse to give it out.
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