Some fun ways to present a science fair project includes dressing up a trifold board, providing a creative portfolio presentation or using technology for a multimedia presentation. Another idea is to present an interactive presentation where part of the project is recreated with the judges or participants.
The trifold board is a staple of science fair presentations and made from materials purchased at office supply or craft stores. To create a more interesting board, use brightly colored poster board, markers and stencils or add a border to the side panels that relates to the project. For a project that has multiple examples or experiments, make the board interchangeable by adding Velcro to the board and the items.
When using a portfolio presentation, create a cover that generates interest in the project and place it on the front of the binder. Clear plastic inserts protect the pages inside the reports, and color tabs with creative titles separate the different portions of the presentation. In addition to the written information, photographs, illustrations, copies of historical documents and enlarged quotes that pertain to the project create visual interest.
A multimedia presentation conveys important information about the project with animated slides and music. Videos and clips are often incorporated in these kinds of presentations, including videos of the project as it was researched or attempted. Some multimedia ideas include creating a PowerPoint presentation, playing an edited video, using a tablet with other presentation tools or displaying a series of photos during the presentation.