Using the Science of Statistics to Boost Your Science Fair Project

Are you using statistical thinking and statistical methods in your science fair project? You should be! Statistics—the science of learning from data—provides a framework for scientific research of all kinds.

In fact, applying statistical thinking to your science fair project may help you gain an edge over the competition.

Statistics improves a science fair project through every stage of the process, from the framing of the problem and the design of the project, to the collection and analysis of the data, all the way to the reporting the final results. It is especially critical to a project’s success because of the omnipresence of variability in the data. Statistical thinking helps you understand and explain that variability.

Want to get started on improving your project’s effectiveness, robustness, efficiency and reproducibility? Follow these links:

Need Inspiration?

Watch the National Geographic Science Fair documentary