ERIC Number: ED473090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Science Fairs Plus: Reinventing an Old Favorite. Grades K-8.
Cusick, Judy, Ed.; Duval, Carol, Ed.; Smith, Betty, Ed.
This book presents a selection of articles published in "Science and Children", "Science Scope", and "The Science Teacher", all journals published by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), that cover all grade levels from elementary through secondary education. It describes how to organize and conduct a successful science fair. Contents include: (1) "Volcanoes Are OK and Other Divine Secrets of Successful K-8 Science Fairs, Expos, and Festivals" (Donna Gail Shaw); (2) "Getting a Jump on the Science Fair" (Deborah C. Fort); (3) "Mastering the Science Fair" (Ruth Bombaugh); (4) "Prepare for Science Fair" (Susan Shaffer); (5) "Oh No! A Science Project" (Gail C. Foster); (6) "Scientific Investigations" (Stephen C. Blume); (7) "The One-Hour Science Fair" (Charlene M. Czerniak); (8) "What Have Researchers Been Saying about Science Fairs?" (Lawrence J. Bellipanni and James Edward Lilly); (9) "Whoever Invented the Science Fair?" (Linda H. Sittig); (10) "Science Fairs? Why? Who?" (Evelyn Streng); (11) "Science Fairs for All: A Science Fair Project with a Diverse Group of Young Learners" (Donna Gail Shaw, Cheryl Cooke, and Teralyn Ribelin); (12) "In the Balance" (Lawrence J. Bellipanni, Donald R. Cotten, and Jan Marion Kirkwood); (13) "Science Fair Fatigue" (Cecelia Cope); (14) "The Need to Explore: Nonexperimental Science Fair Projects" (Margaret McNay); (15) "Why Science Fairs Don't Exhibit the Goals of Science Teaching" (Norman F. Smith); (16) "The Trouble with Science Fairs" (John Stiles); (17) "Science Fairs: Tired of the Same Old, Same Old?" (Debbie Silver); (18) "Go for an Expo!" (Daniel Wolfe); (19) "Step Right Up to the Science Carnival" (Doug Cooper); and (20) "Science Festival Fun: A Teaching and Learning Experience" (Verilette Parker and Brian Gerber). The appendices include a resource list, NSTA contests, and a list of contributors. (YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Exhibits, Hands on Science, Middle Schools, Science Fairs, Science Instruction
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000 ($15.95). Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.