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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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 The Checklistinator is something Mihir created for his first grade science fair project. Pam Kragen,, "Second-grader's electronic listmaker wins global invention prize," 28 June 2018 Yat-pang Au was rejected by the University of California at Berkeley despite a straight-A average, high SAT scores, prizes from a county science fair and acclaim from his teachers. Jay Mathews, Washington Post, "Harvard interviewer confesses: I think my school had anti-Asian bias," 25 June 2018 Based on reports that the teacher reviewed the controversial McClatchy science project and that the science fair was school-sponsored, Hazelwood would most likely apply, Brownstein said. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "Racially offensive science project in Sacramento tests boundaries of free speech in high schools | The Sacramento Bee," 16 Feb. 2018 For 15 years, the stage and hallways at Code and its predecessor have been a glitzy science fair of innovators promising to change the world, to disrupt, to move fast and break things. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "Big Tech Trades Splashy Conference Demos for Introspection," 31 May 2018 Participants will be mentored by professionals in the fields of sea level rise and design and will receive a $600 stipend, lunch, and tools to kick off their 2019 science fair projects. Adrianne Richardson, miamiherald, "Gables High student places first in youth entrepreneurship challenge," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of science fair

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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