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SCIENCE FAIR JUDGING

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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 KJV

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. I was an engineer and my area of expertise is aerospace. Yes, I worked with rockets and I enjoyed myself tremendously. One of my pleasures for many years was judging local and regional science fairs involving elementary, junior high, and high school students.

I enjoyed interviewing the students and learning new information. Because of my interest in aerospace I focused on those projects. As a judge, I looked for the following:

  1. A captivating title that defined the project
  2. A hypothesis which could be experimentally tested
  3. A statistical design which could separate the key variables
  4. Well-thought-out experimental methods and equipment for testing
  5. Effective data analysis
  6. Conclusions based on the data
  7. Recommendations for future work
  8. A well-prepared notebook documenting the work
  9. References perused to gain a deeper understanding how their work relates to other work

Looking at the science projects I had judged, I compared them with the Bible. The science projects were on the horizontal plane, but the projects of God such as creation (Genesis 1:1) were on the vertical plane and contained miracles which could be done only by Him.

Science projects contain the work of man.

Miracles are things that only God can.

Let’s learn of God from both revelations

And praise Him for work beyond expectations.

God is not restricted by science, but also speaks in miraculous revelation. 

QUESTION

What differences have you observed in the way people and God look at science?