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 That morning, Kyron's stepmother Terri Horman attended a science fair at Skyline Elementary School, where Kyron was photographed in front of his project about red tree frogs. Elaine Aradillas,, 10 June 2022 That award is one of the top three awards given at the international science fair, billed as the largest science fairs in the world. oregonlive, 17 May 2022 The writers bring plenty of skepticism to their subjects, but relatively little judgment, and by and large the framing feels less like a courtroom than a museum or science fair. Reid Singer, Outside Online, 15 May 2021 Her color-changing sutures, which also nabbed top honors at a state science fair, run on a surprising ingredient: beets. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Dec. 2021 Max advises a student at a science fair but runs into legal issues with her invention; Bloom pushes Dr. Shinwari to be more aggressive in the ED. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 There is no bigger target for the school bullies than the nerds who just won the blue ribbon at the science fair. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Nov. 2021 The science fair project your child just remembered to tell you about. Stephanie Burns, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 Returning to classrooms of two dozen or more kids and cafeteria lunches sounds like the perfect science fair project. C.j. Doon,, 12 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of science fair

1930, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Science fair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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