Tailor Science Buddies Student Resources to Fit Your Goals and Your Students' Needs
At Science Buddies, we understand that students have very different instructional needs, depending on a variety of factors, including their age, educational history, and academic resources. To help you determine which of our tools are best suited to your teaching goals, we've created a table of our student resources and how they can be utilized. You might find it helpful to choose one of the four teaching scenarios below that best describes your situation, and then expose your students to the resources corresponding to that scenario.
- Detailed Guidance: My students would benefit from detailed guidance and step-by-step instructions to help them understand the scientific method and complete a successful, fun, and academically challenging science fair project.
- Moderate Help: My students would benefit from help choosing an engaging age- and resource-appropriate science fair project, but I'd like them, primarily, to independently figure out the experimental procedure of their science fair projects.
- Independent Exploration: My students would benefit from checklists and reminders about how to create a well-controlled scientific experiment, but I'd like them to completely independently select a science fair topic and figure out the appropriate experimental procedure.
- Original Research: My advanced high school students are working on original, publishable research.
For the first three scenarios, refer to the table below for how to use the Science Buddies website. If your students are doing Original Research, see our Advanced Science Competitions resources.