Use the stardard size Science Board.
This is just less than 1m high and 1.2m wide (while flat).
Boards are available from either your teacher or any good stationary store. Here is an example.
The title board across the top holds everything in place. Look for the slots that it goes into on the main board. Note, the boards come in a variety of colours, fold it so that the colour is on the project side.
They can be pre-ordered early (Term 1 or first two weeks of term 2) for about $6 +gst from David Parkinson, DPM Marketing Limited, Freecall 0800-536000.
Top middle on the title board. Clear enough to be read across the room. Memorable.
Left side of board. Can method be understood by an 8 year old? What kind of diagrams or data can be shown that makes it clearer than just having small text?
Center place on board. Lots of graphs showing data and relationships between data. Raw result data is usually in the log book, while processed data for graphs goes on the board.
Right side of board. Lots of pictures actually from project and clear flow as to where to read. Safety form attached to rear of project.
Communicating and Reporting
A number of skills are needed to produce a good presentation. You need to be able to:
►Write text and symbols - convey concepts clearly
►Draw diagrams - to clarify the text. "A picture is worth a thousand words."
►Tabulate data - Everyone makes observations. Scientists write them down. Past students have sometimes collected thousands of pieces of data for just one project that they stored in tables and converted to graphs.
►Identify sources - Show where information came from in a Bibliography.
►Speak - You need to be confident about your project and practised at answering questions about it. Get friends and family to help run practise interviews, it really helps!
What Should You Have On Your Science Project?