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pics

Postby Kirby » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:01 pm

does every science fair project need a graph and fotos?
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Re: pics

Postby mpphlipot » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:00 pm

Short answer - NO. But...

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. The project display board and written report are the student's opportunity to communicate the research or design that was done and the results.

If it's an engineering project, where you design and build something, photographs greatly simply the telling of that process. Similarly, if it's a research / experiment type of project, graphs and tables are really helpful in communicating the results and the data relationships. They make it much easier to illustrate your conclusions.

If this project is being entered in a competition, you most certainly want to have visual aids. The judges have a limited amount of time to understand the project and ask questions. Without pictures and graphs they may never even get to the point of understanding what was done.

So, no, you don't *have* to have photos and graphs, but they are extremely helpful for people reviewing the project you can probably kiss any competition chances goodbye if you don't have them.

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Re: pics

Postby Kirby » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:40 pm

ok, thanks :D
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Re: pics

Postby Silverlake » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:26 pm

I agree. You would benifit if you have pictures. Judges look at pictures which helps visually see what you did. If you have a really good science fair project idea, data, results, and conclusion that you might get a good score (grade, score, E.C.T) :wink:
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