Science and Engineering Projects

You can do a SCIENCE project or an ENGINEERING project for competition in the NCSEF.  But do you know the difference?


Research a topic you are interested in.
Answer a question. Solve a problem.
Use a notebook or journal to keep detailed notes, drawings and data during the entire project.
Design an experiment to collect data that will help you answer the question. Design a device or object that can be tested to solve a problem
Uses the Scientific Method. Uses the Engineering Design Process.
Collect data to see how the dependant variable is affected by the independent variable. Collect data to test how well the project solves the problem.
Project can be presented at NC regional and state-wide science and engineering fair.