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Presentation board

Postby mcquinn5 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:24 am

This is my first science fair project. I have completed my experiment and now am ready to prepare my board. Does it matter how the information is displayed on the board? Should each section (Results, materials, hypothesis, etc.) all have a 1" margin and be double spaced as was required in the final paper? Also, I wonder which font that you think is best and should it be the same for each section?

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Re: Presentation board

Postby barretttomlinson » Thu Nov 06, 2008 2:05 am


For tips on setting up your project display I suggest consulting the Science Buddies Science Fair Project Guide, particularly the section on Communicating Your Results. My personal preference (as a former judge of a Science Fair) is to have your font size large enough to read easily from 4 feet away. ... ndex.shtml

Best wishes for a successful fair experience!

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Re: Presentation board

Postby tdaly » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:45 pm


Here are some of the specific pages under the "Communicating Your Results" section of the Project Guide that I think are most applicable to your question:

How to organize your display board: ... oard.shtml
Information on fonts for display boards: ... onts.shtml

barretttomlinson's comment about making sure that your font sizes are large enough to be read from 4 feet away is an important one! A lot of students make the font on their display board too small; I think that size 20 is about as small as you should go for body text, even though the Science Buddies page says 16-18.

Good luck on the project; let us know how things go!
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Re: Presentation board

Postby SRGT BUBBLES » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:04 pm


When I completed my first science fair project, I had to remember to be myself. The reason why this is important is because it is the the most individualistic projects which stand out. Be yourself when you make your board. I would suggest that you organize your data in a easy to follow format. Most importantly make your project shine through you craft.

Best of Luck

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