[Photo permission: Susan Messina]
See that photo? That’s how you feel about science fairs.
Don’t think I don’t hear you talking with your friends.
I know you’re upset about it. You’re grumbling about the process. Frustrated by the time crunch. Clueless and struggling to help your child. Wishing somebody warned you sooner. Wondering why the bleep it’s even required.
Secretly, you wish science fairs were never invented.
If you weren’t already busy enough, now the project threatens to gobble up the little free time you have left with your family. Because everybody knows science fairs aren’t your run-of-the-mill assignment. We’re talking the every weekend, all hands on deck, ripping your hair out kind.
Am I right?
You might as well kiss your Sundays goodbye. And if you have more than one kid, you’re tempted to raise the white flag right now.
I’ve seen you parents patting each other on the back after the PTA meetings. I hear you saying, “Good luck, my friend. You’re gonna need it.” when your’re talking about the science fair.
Is that where you’re at right now?
What if I told you there was a way — a relatively simple way – to get a science fair project done on time?
What if I also told you it won’t be nearly as miserable as you’ve been led to believe (or experienced in the past)?
What if I told you your child will learn tons of stuff about science in the process (and maybe even enjoy doing the project, too)?
And, for the big what if, what if your child actually won the science fair?
How’d you like to turn the project at the top of your screen into this project right here:
And how’d you like it if I showed you how to do it?
As a teacher and a homeschool parent, I watched for years the frustration families experienced during science fair season. Never enough time, too few instructions, wondering where to begin — it was just too much to bear.
I knew that science fairs weren’t really the problem. You see, I knew science fairs could be fun!
Many families shy away from science fairs because they’ve heard horror stories from other people.
Many parents dread the task since they’ve been through it before.
But, not with my system.
Some shy away because they haven’t the first clue how to begin.
Many kids miss out on the scientific process and compete in a very exciting event.
This doesn’t have to be.
Science fairs can be a blast!
But, ONLY if you follow a time-table and ONLY if someone spells out the steps to do along the way.
I recently released this simple guide to science fairs:
I wrote the Guide for homeschoolers, because I wanted to encourage more homeschoolers to enter science fairs.
But it turns out, the Guide is working for everybody. Students of all kinds, their teachers, parent organizations, and just about everyone is using the Guide.
In The Homeschooler’s Guide to Science Fairs, you learn:
- What a science fair project is
- Where to find a topic idea
- How projects are judged/graded
- What parts an eligible project must contain
- How to create a display
- How to get ready to present
- The importance of following the guidelines
and lots more.
It’s all in one short, question & answer guide, designed to read in a couple of hours.
The book also includes a PROJECT TIMETABLE that breaks the project up into easily-managed chunks. You no longer have to sacrifice entire weekends, because the timetable keeps everyone on track. It even shows you how long every step should take. It might still take months to finish, but it won’t be the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at night.
Science fairs don’t need to monopolize your time any more. Your can still have a life, and help your student finish the project, too.
The book is now out for Kindle, too, so it’s easy to take along with you.
If you’re struggling with a science fair project, or just thinking about doing one…or, if you there is no science fair nearby, and you’d like to start one, the Guide will help.
There’s even a terrific introduction to science written by award-winning scientist, Janice Vancleave, too. Just reading how she develops an idea into a science fair project is worth the price!
To your success!