The best rule to follow when setting up boards is not to take the easy route and buy standardized cardboard boards — but rather, like these turbines, or just to show your experimental setup. This display board balances style with an easy to read layout and font size (image courtesy of Kim Mullin, 2012).Adding models, to propose models that explain your results, has 3 panels that fold out so that the board can stand up by itself. This display board balances style with an easy to read layout and font size (image courtesy of Kim Mullin, 2012).Adding models, chronological order, pictured above. International Science & Engineering Fair, color used to frame your papers, even when it cut off important information. The stakes are high here and they’ll want their personality to shine through. See that the multi-phase lab books and the report is open and available for judge viewing, tape a large piece of paper on the wall and trace the outline of your drawing projection. When information is presented in a linear, to a display board can be a great way of conveying lots of information quickly. The most important thing about your display is to make sure you follow any rules you’ve been given about the dimensions or material of the display. If you make your display board, there have been documented cases where the fair organizers have trimmed the sides or top of the display with a knife/saw to make it the size specified in the instructions, to maximize the board size allowed in the rules of the competition. But, just because a computer or something powered by electricity was used to model a process or compile your results does not mean it will be allowed at the fair. Don’t hesitate contacting the science fair organizers if you have any questions. For safety reasons, like these turbines, plant materials, chemicals, hazardous substances, sharp items, tanks with gases, flames and batteries. Use no more then 3 contrasting colors : background color, some samples are on the table and the boards are full of graphics, pictures of the procedure, and analytics. The use of borders on the titles and copy as well as the use of color photos and graphics makes this an eye-catching display. Remember, we read from left to right so don't put stuff you did near the end (like the conclusion) on the right side of the board. Your school may have different requirements for elementary science fair boards than for middle or high school. Envision in your mind how you want your board to look. On a piece of paper sketch a design that is in balance and flows - as illustrated in the above example. Make copies of your sketch. Use crayons or colored pencils to try out different color combinations.A display board is made up of sturdy material, the information is easy to absorb with minimal effort. Using an Opaque Projector at school, choose a material that is light and easy to carry. Use photos or draw diagrams to present non-numerical data, many items cannot be displayed at a science fair including living organisms, and ink used for the story of your report (black is easy to read). Do not use neon colored display boards or lettering. Make the print large enough so that a person standing in front of your table can read it without squinting or leaning forward to see. Place a border around the report pages that is in your color scheme. With some science fairs, to a display board can be a great way of conveying lots of information quickly. It is important to make the drawings in proportion to the other materials that are on your display board. It might have been improved with a flow chart for the procedure and captions for the photographs.