How to Set Up a Tri Fold Board for a Science Fair
The tri-fold board is essential for a science fair project. Judges should be able to determine what sparked the idea for the project by reading the question and problem. The tri-fold board should be a guided tour of how the experiment was conducted. Pictures help the judges to understand what was done, how it was done and what the final results were.
- Tri-fold board
- Colored construction paper
- Colored markers
1 Design the Board Layout
2 Organize the board segments
Organize the board segments so that the information flows in a logical manner. For example, the left-hand section of the tri-fold board should have the question, hypothesis and procedures. The second section should have the project title and abstract. The third section should have data collected, graphs and a conclusion.
3 Add pictures
Add pictures that create a story of what took place before, during and after the experiment.
4 Make the wording
Make the wording on the tri-fold large enough for the judges to read.
5 Add Accessories to the Board
6 Place the science
Place the science fair notebook on the table in front of the tri-fold so that the judges can review a day-by-day account of how the experiment was conducted.
7 Create a model
Create a model that is associated with the project. Models help enhance the visual presentation of the tri-fold board.
Place colored construction paper behind documents posted on the board to bring out color and distinction between the different components.