Science, Tech, Math › Science How to Organize Your Science Fair Poster Share Flipboard Email Print Todd Helmenstine Science Chemistry Projects & Experiments Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated February 05, 2020 This is an example of how you can organize a three-panel science fair project poster to clearly display your use of the scientific method for your project. Three-panel folding poster boards are commonly available wherever school supplies are found. Following these steps can help you create a visually appealing science fair poster. 01 of 08 Title The title should be an accurate description of the project. The title is usually centered at the top of the poster. 02 of 08 Pictures Try to include color photographs of your project, samples from the project, tables, and graphs 03 of 08 Introduction and Purpose Sometimes this section is called 'Background.' This section introduces the topic of the project, explains your interest in the project, and states the purpose of the project 04 of 08 Hypothesis or Question Explicitly state your hypothesis or question 05 of 08 Materials and Methods List the materials you used in your project and describe the procedure that you used to perform the project. If you have a photo or diagram of your project, this is a good place to include it 06 of 08 Data and Results Data and results are not the same things. Data refers to the actual numbers or other information you obtained in your project. Data is often presented in a table or graph. The Results section explains what the data means 07 of 08 Conclusion The conclusion focuses on the hypothesis or question as it compares to the data and results. What was the answer to the question? Was the hypothesis supported? What did you find out from the experiment? 08 of 08 References You may need to cite references or provide a bibliography for your project. Reference may be cited on the poster or printed out and placed below the poster. Science fair project posters all tend to include the same information, but the titles of the headings and the order in which the information is presented may vary. Check with your school or the science fair guidelines to adjust this format to your project.