Three basic steps to planning a successful display:Before you begin, you must..3. Know your target audience5. Know the purpose of your display7. Plan to attract/involve your audience
1. Know your audience: Ask yourself: Who are the people who will see our display? How can we attract and hold their attention? Will our display stimulate “mental” participation?
2. Know your purpose: Yo u m u s t d is p la y y o u r g r o u p ’ s c e n t r a l id e a Everything else is optional…the MAIN central idea, concepts, lines of inquiry etc. What is the message you want to share with your audience?
3. Arouse interest Make your display “hands-on” if appropriate Use visuals, perform demonstrations Quiz your audience to find out their prior knowledge about your area of focus
How do you get their attention? Cater to your audienceFor adults – put content relevantto them at their eye level(facts, graphs, statistics etc.)Put visuals lower for youngerstudents to grab theirattention(comics, interestingphotos)
Computer use.. Is it necessary? Is it engaging? Keep videos to 3 minutes max. Show original work only!
Think Safety Special display items must be secure Do not block other students’ booths Keep walkways clear Let your teacher know by this Wednesday if you have special requirements e.g. outlets
Display considerations Display must fit the space Make a list of what you need and start collecting items now Make a sketch of your display booth in your journals and have a detailed plan ready for set up Refer to the Presentation of Findings rubric
Have everything ready by 1 June! Remember – a great display is nothing without you being knowledgeable about your focus area No reading from notes – you must know ALL your group’s information so that you are the EXPERT!