science fair


Definition of science fair

: a typically competitive exhibition of science projects usually prepared and presented by schoolchildren

Examples of science fair in a Sentence

She won first place at the science fair.

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Sun once made a flamethrower as part of a school science fair, said Cheng, his former tutor. Washington Post, "Taiwan suspect in US school attack plot had ‘unusual ideas’," 30 Mar. 2018 Sunday morning, time is called at 10:00, and the programmers set up their creations like students at a science fair. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Behind the Scenes at the Most Important Hackathon on Earth," 20 Nov. 2015 Here, the German automaker will deliver your new car to you on a glass elevator with plenty of pomp in the BMW Welt, an architecturally beautiful exhibition center that's part showroom, part science fair exhibit meant to show off BMW's newer models. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get a (Mostly) Free European Road Trip When You Buy a Car," 24 Sep. 2018 For so many high schoolers, the science fair is a rite of passage. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, ""Science Fair" Is the Upcoming Documentary About Kids Using Science to Make the World a Better Place," 27 July 2018 The same confidence emerges when a child completes his own science fair or other school project. Andrea Atkins, Woman's Day, "6 Things Kids Really Need," 26 Mar. 2010 With science fair just around corner, Jules challenges Verne to race around world. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do this weekend: Jan. 5-7," 2 Jan. 2018 Fernandes worked on a project dedicated to independent research and then presented it in March at a regional science fair. Staff Report,, "Shout Out: Nelson Fernandes, science enthusiast and aspiring engineer," 20 June 2018 And the science fair portion of the program was sparse. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Big Tech Trades Splashy Conference Demos for Introspection," 31 May 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of science fair

: an event at which science projects created by students are shown and often judged for prizes

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