Par425
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Is there a collection of *complete* ISEF/etc. projects?

Postby Par425 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:49 pm

I'm looking for a collection of complete presentations of advanced projects.
I know that ISEF, at least, has a large database of _abstracts_ of finalists' projects[1]. But Ideally, I'd like to find a collection of their full presentations. If not as documents, then pictures of their tri-fold displays (high-res to be readable).

It's great to read abstracts to find out the topics people have tackled, but that tells a new student almost nothing about a) details of the techniques used, or b) how to present the whole story. Anybody know of a collection like this? Even a small-ish collection of 100 or so advanced projects could be helpful. Thanks

[1] - https://apps2.societyforscience.org/Abs ... ract/Index

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Re: Is there a collection of *complete* ISEF/etc. projects?

Postby MadelineB » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:08 pm

Hello Par425,

I don't know where you would find a database of completed ISEF projects, but I think you might find some useful information for your students to help them set up and conduct their science projects.

Here on the Science Buddies website, there are detailed project guides for science projects and for engineering projects as well as guides for advanced projects:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... ndex.shtml

You could also suggest that your students browse through the Science Buddies projects. There are over 1100 projects, some of these projects are quite advanced. Most of these projects are set up to guide the student through the development of the project, the materials, and the procedures. These project ideas combined with the project guide mentioned above should provide your students with excellent examples of science projects.

Depending on the time frame for your students' projects, they might find it useful to attend the local or regional ISEF-affiliated science fairs in your area. Some of these fairs might have a day where they invite students from local schools to come and chat with the competitors. These fairs are typically held in the spring, so I realize that might be too late to help your students this year.

https://apps2.societyforscience.org/Stu ... /FindAFair

I hope this helps!


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