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SciStories: Everything You Need to Know


What Independent Science Project did you choose? Did you choose SciStories, or something else?

Or are you not in honors science at all? If you didn’t choose SciStories, you might be wondering what it’s all about. This article will tell you all there is to know about SciStories.

The Independent Science Project, or ISP for short, is a project that students in honors science do outside of school. There are three options you can choose from for the project: Science Fair, C3, and SciStories. The options change from year to year, and SciStories came back this year after being unavailable last year.

For SciStories, students are tasked with picking a scientist, mathematician, or physicist, researching them, and building a website about them. It offers a unique option for the ISP and gives students the opportunity to try their hand at building a website. It’s also an opportunity to show off the accomplishments of scientists that people may have never heard of before.

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When I asked Angela Alegrias, an 8th grader, about why she picked SciStories, she said,”I did Science Fair last year, and I wanted to try something new.” SciStories’ uniqueness made it an appealing option for her and many others as an ISP. That being said, don’t expect the project to be all fun and games. SciStories, like the other ISP choices, has some dull parts to it. The project is heavily research-focused, and when I asked Angie if she’s excited to build a website, she said she’s, “excited to see the end result of the website, but [she’s] not really excited to actually build it.” Don’t get discouraged by that, though. Even if SciStories can get tedious at times, the end result will still be very satisfying.

If you didn’t pick SciStories as your science project this year, consider choosing it next year. It’s an interesting option that will give you a unique experience. If the idea of building a website or learning about a scientist’s life interests you, give SciStories a try.

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