How to prepare a winning presentation.
- Prepare a POSTER to give your audience a
quick overview of the question you asked, the method you used, the
result you got and the conclusion you came to.
- Draw charts, diagrams or illustrations to
explain your question, methods and results. A neat and organized
poster will obviously communicate your work better than a sloppy,
- Standardized cardboard display boards can
be purchased, or you can make your own. Your entire display should
not exceed three feet in width.
- Parents, resist the temptation to do this
for your kids or improve on their abilities. The judges know what
a second grader's handwriting- and reasoning- looks like. They are
interested in what the student discovered, and whether the student
did their best.
- Your NOTEBOOK is an important part of your
presentation- it will fill in the nitty- gritty details which
would be too much for your audience to take in on the poster. Make
sure it is complete and the information in it is clear. Display it
with your poster for those who want to know more about your
project than the bare bones.
- DEMONSTRATION MATERIALS which illustrate a
scientific principle, equipment or materials used, or enable
others to retrace your steps "hands-on" will make an exhibit more
interesting and help others understand your discovery. Such
materials should be placed in front of your backdrop display.If
your experiment involves animals, dangerous chemicals or valuable
equipment, take photographs to illustrate your work instead.
Exhibits will be left in the hall overnight and examined by many
other students and their families.
- You will not want to risk damage or loss
to yourself or others. Exhibit items should present no hazards to
observers who may view the display.