science fair

noun

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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What began as a project for a school science fair ended up competing at the World Exhibition of Achievement of Young Inventors. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "32 Women Who’ve Changed Life As We Know It," 31 Mar. 2019 That's why Marissa Streng decided to invent the Puff-N-Fluff for her third grade science fair. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Huge Fluffy Hair Dryers for Dogs Exist And I Can’t Stop Laughing," 15 May 2019 With access to their conversations, emails and text messages, Ms. Tesoriero discovers a disparate set of impulses compelling them to put in the heavy hours of reading and experimentation necessary to win a science fair. John Donvan, WSJ, "‘The Class’ Review: Science-Fair Confidential," 16 Dec. 2018 Anyone who's visited a middle-school science fair is familiar the potato's ability to generate electricity. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Your Next Electrical Source: Bionic Mushrooms," 9 Nov. 2018 Aguilar announced after the science fair controversy that the district would review academically challenging programs to assess if changes are needed to ensure access for all students. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "Parents and students seek answers after ‘Race and IQ’ controversy at McClatchy High | The Sacramento Bee," 21 Feb. 2018 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

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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science fair

noun

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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