6 Quick Tips for Succeeding at Science Fair

With Science Fair right around the corner for most students, we thought we’d share some tips compiled from former Science Fair Regionals qualifiers and award winners. Whether you want to win a placement at regionals, do well at your school’s science fair, or just make the A for your science class, we’ve got you covered with these six tips. 

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Why and How to Practice Reading

Why is reading important?
The greatest accomplishment of many early elementary students is arguably learning to read. Though all students are taught a plethora of other subjects and skills in elementary school, not all students hone and use these skills in their college and career paths: athletes rarely need a deep understanding of higher-level arithmetic, writers typically do not need a deep understanding of chemical kinetics, electrical engineers do not need a deep understanding of music theory, etc. However, all students, regardless of intended college or career path, can benefit greatly from gaining literacy.

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The Importance and Utility of Extracurriculars

Originally published August 12, 2020
Updated and migrated August 30, 2020

As students progress through middle and high school, many hear the term ‘extracurricular’ told more frequently. Emphasis may unexpectedly move from their activities in the classroom to those outside the classroom, known as extracurricular activities (or informally, “extracurriculars”). Uninfluenced by their school’s offerings, extracurricular activities are important for students of all ages to participate in; unlike school (or formally, “curricular”) activities, excluding summer school, they can be completed during summer break and other school breaks as well. Heading into the 2020-2021 school year, these are some of the many extracurriculars that students can enjoy and benefit from.

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Online Tutoring

Originally published May 2, 2020
Migrated August 30, 2020

Note: This article is outdated. We at Robin’s Nest decided to drop the older Zoom meeting because email proved to be a more useful mode of communication for most students and parents as well as tutors. We are keeping this article for online transparency.

If you would like to sign up for online tutoring, contact us or send an email.

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Resources for Students and Parents during Online Learning

Originally published May 2, 2020
Updated and migrated August 29, 2020

Whether you are a student or parent, access to academic resources to enhance the at-home learning process is invaluable during the strange and difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak. For most students and teachers, however, knowing where to find useful resources is the primary challenge. To address this, we at Robin’s Nest have compiled a list of free online resources to ensure that every family is able to make the best of a demanding situation. We hope that every Robin’s Nest family is able to make use of these resources and we would love to hear from you if this article helps you, if you need help finding resources, or if you have other access resources you’d like to share.

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Online Library Access

Originally published March 24, 2020
Migrated August 29, 2020

Junior Library Guild has temporarily given students free access to read books online! Please take advantage of this opportunity during your leisure time or to aid your at-home learning. You will not need a password. Just click on the learn more tab and scroll down and select the book your interested in reading! If you aren’t in the mood to read, here are many other resources on the site including free virtual events, live author visits, and more!

JLG at Home: Reading Resources

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This article was written, and later updated and migrated to the current website, by the Robin’s Nest writing team.