General Information

When: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Library

Who: Interested students, faculty and staff

All the details for each of the entry tracks can be found on the new MVCC STEM site! Just click on the Library Science Fair tab.

Getting Started: Find a Project

Some resources for ideas and inspiration for your project.

Topic selection wizard from Sciencebuddies

A few experiments about energy.

Discovery Science Fair Central walks through the steps of a science fair project.

What makes a good science fair project?

Getting Started: Following The Scientific Method

The Scientific Method summarized by NASA

Writing the Project

You can find an outline to follow for writing your project at this link: Writing the Project Outline

Below you'll find resources for completing the different aspects of the project:

These Moraine Valley Library Research Resources can help you find background information:

Biology Research Guide

Environmental Science Research Guide

Web Resources:

How to Read a Scientific Paper

These resources will help you understand variables and results:

Variables for beginners from ScienceBuddies

What are independent and dependent variables? from

Citing Sources

Poster & Presentation

All participants will need to provide a poster for inclusion in the science fair and for judging. The poster will need to include most of the information from your project outline, including: abstract, purpose and hypothesis, procedures, materials, methods, results, and conclusions.

Click on the link to take a look at a few examples:

Poster Examples

Free poster PowerPoint Templates are available here.

Keep checking this page for updates or contact Tish Hayes at or 708-974-5734.


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