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.
Recent Examples on the Web An example of the wrong kind of parental involvement is the proverbial science fair project that clearly was not produced by the student. Wendy Faucett, Pomerado News, "Faucett: How to help a teacher," 19 Sep. 2019 By sixth grade, Reddy was competing in rigorous science fairs. Claudia Kalb, National Geographic, "For girls in science, the time is now," 15 Oct. 2019 Event includes a science fair scavenger hunt, technology petting zoo, solar telescopes, micro drones and presentations on drone flight, virtual reality and more. Jennifer Boehm,, "Things to do with the kids this weekend: Baby Shark Live!, Barktoberfest, ZooKidsDash," 2 Oct. 2019 Students’ submissions for a school’s science fair become the parents’ projects. George Will, Twin Cities, "George Will: An all-too-real parable of ‘privilege-hoarding’," 1 Sep. 2019 While The Bee did not ascertain if the student had access to other materials, another HISP student involved in the science fair said the project was assigned last fall and students have been working on it since. Anita Chabria And Diana Lambert, sacbee, "Here are some answers about the ‘Race and IQ’ science project that caused an uproar," 13 Feb. 2018 Well, one 18-year-old high-achiever's science fair project has put us all to shame, and may have found a solution to one of the world's biggest problems: The tiny bits of plastic waste that are choking our oceans. Drew Kann, CNN, "Seesaws, a priceless ring and an incredible science fair project," 3 Aug. 2019 Years earlier, during a visit to the school’s science fair, Langer had been impressed by the studious and motivated youngsters from the community east of Los Angeles International Airport. Dorany Pineda,, "Glenn Langer, the cardiologist who helped disadvantaged students attend college, dies at 91," 1 July 2019 More: 10-year-old wins science fair by claiming Patriots QB Tom Brady is a cheater Editor of Paediatrics & Child Health Joan Robinson said the fact that Nora Keegan's study was clear and concise, coupled with its originality, led her to accept it. Elizabeth Lawrence, USA TODAY, "13-year-old girl gets study published: Do hand dryers hurt kids' ears?," 3 July 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Science fair.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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