Here are six good reasons why:
It’s a chance to choose a topic. With a science project, your teen can choose a subject that interests her.
It’s a chance to be creative. In fact, the more original or creative the project, the better it will be.
Projects help link school learning to the real world. Teens often ask “Why do we have to learn this anyway?” As your teen works on a project, she can see exactly how that scientific principle applies to her life.
It can help teens learn how to manage time. A science fair project cannot be done in one night, as many teens have learned the hard way. Your teen will have to make plans and carry them out over a period of time.
It’s a great chance to build a résumé for college. Teens whose projects go on to the regional or state science fair can also earn scholarship money.
Your teen can learn more about a career. Some teens have decided on a career in science just because of their science fair project.
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