Understanding Project "Difficulty"
Science Buddies ranks each project within one of three categories of difficulty:
For each category, there are three additional ranges of difficulty:
What Number Is Right for You?
The correct level of difficulty depends on a number of things:
- Your grade in school
- How many science and math classes you have taken
- How well you do in science and math
- How much help you can get from teachers, parents, and friends
For an average student, the following table is a good guideline:
Three difficultly categories are separated into three difficulty levels and assigned an appropriate grade below. The categories and levels are organized from left-to-right from the easiest to the most challenging. Grades K-4 fall under the Beginner category on the left, grades 5-8 are under the Intermediate category in the middle and grades 9-12 are under the Advanced category on the right.