How To Guide for Primary Teachers

Running a Science Fair in your own school is the first and best step to encouraging the development of strong scientific investigative skills in your students. However this can often be an intimidating prospect – especially in Primary school. Use this handy step by step guide to teaching a scientific investigation  unit of work and setting up a science fair written specifically for Primary teachers.

Getting Started

Sample 6-week Timeline for Projects

How to conduct a Scientific Investigation

How to Assess a Scientific Investigation

Organising & Running a Science Fair

Sample Letter to Parents

A host of resources are also available under the GREAT RESOURCES tab. As well as helpful tips, there is a large collection of previous winning entries into the Young Scientist Awards sorted by age and category.

These are helpful in modelling what good projects and logbooks look like. They are also useful as inspiration for choosing the question to investigate.