Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge based on scientific method, as well as to the organized body of knowledge gained through such research. This article focuses on the more restricted use of the word. Science as discussed in this article is sometimes termed experimental science to differentiate it from applied science, the application of scientific research to specific human needs — though the two are often interconnected.
Coming to science fair generally a competition where contestants present their science project results in the form of a report, display board, and models that they have created. Science fairs allow students in grade schools and high schools to compete in science and/or technology activities.
Some people pointed to the primary school experience as one factor which may actually discourage students from taking further interest in the sciences. They place too much focus on competition, a charge which science fair supporters answer by pointing to the real life competitive nature of awarding scientific grants and even the Nobel Prize.
Often, prizes in science fairs do not go to the best science, but to technology that is currently fashionable (green technology or health-related projects, for example). Judges often over-compensate for the possibility of parental involvement and downgrade advanced students who do work beyond what most of their peers are capable of.
“HERE SAHAYA CONSIDERS THE PROS AND CONS OF SCIENCE FAIRS, AND OFFERS TIPS FOR HOW STUDENTS CAN GET INVOLVED – OR EVEN ORGANIZE THEIR OWN SCIENCE FAIR”
The main idea behind this concept was to bring out the some of the factors which could help the students in a different situations. They are
- RESEARCH SKILLS
- SCIENTIFIC METHODS
- COMMUNICATION SKILLS
These considerations can hopefully serve as a starting point for SAHAYA who are considering setting up a science fair, or thinking of having their students participate in a science fair competition.