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Science Project Planning – Avoiding the “Night Before” Blues

Many students spend all year thinking about which science project they will do for the upcoming science fair. If you are one of those students that likes to prepare in advance, then congratulations – you may be well on your way to getting your project done and perfected long before it’s due. Many students, however, have a harder time planning and preparing their science projects in advance.

Here are some simple tips to help you get your project completed well before the night before. Advanced preparation is the key to avoiding those “night before” blues that come from waiting until the last minute:

Do the right project for you.

One of the best ways to be sure that you’ll complete your science fair project well before the day before it’s due is to pick a topic that you love. Do you love plants? Then choose a project that focuses on plants.

By choosing a project that is based on a topic that you enjoy, you’ll be excited and curious about your project. The rest of the actual experiment will be fun!

Make a timeline.

One of the keys to success for people around the world is a timeline. A timeline helps to keep you on schedule and allows you to be certain that you have all the time you need in order to complete your project completely before the science fair.

A timeline also helps to ensure that no matter what else comes up in your life, you’ll still be able to be ready. Remember, small steps add up to large results.

Your school might also have a timeline that you should use.

Ask your teacher is there is a certain time that you need to turn in your science project idea. You might also have to show your project to your teacher before the actual fair in order to ensure that you have completed the project on time. You may even have a separate deadline for your project report.

By consulting with your school’s project timeline and comparing it to your own personal timeline, you will be able to develop a schedule that you can stick to without a problem. Remember: you don’t have to do everything at once.



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