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25th Sep '17 7:29:46 PM Codefreak5
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has the remains of an old science fair in the old abandoned Aperture Science labs. In its saner days Aperture Labs apparently sponsored science competitions for its employees' children as part of Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. The experiments on display are actually a Foreshadowing for stuff you encounter later in the game. All but one of the experiments is a potato battery. The remaining one is, naturally, a baking soda volcano. Wheatley, somewhat creepily, suggests that this was probably the child of working-class parents. One of the projects is also signed as made by "Chell", which incidentally is the name of [[HeroicMime the main character]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' has the remains of an old science fair in the old abandoned Aperture Science labs. In its saner days days, Aperture Labs apparently sponsored science competitions for its employees' children as part of Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. The experiments on display are actually a Foreshadowing {{Foreshadowing}} for stuff you encounter later in the game. All but one of the experiments is a potato battery. The remaining one is, naturally, a baking soda volcano. Wheatley, somewhat creepily, suggests that this was probably the child of working-class parents. One of the projects is also signed as made by "Chell", which incidentally is the name of [[HeroicMime the main character]].
15th Jun '17 8:09:28 PM DrFraud
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* ''Fair'' is set at the Hillview Elementary School science fair. The main character, a science fiction author, is a guest judge at the event.
31st May '17 11:50:02 PM CnHGirl
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* The ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode "Topsy" is centered around a science fair, which is run by the new Thomas Edison-obsessed science teacher who refuses to allow volcanoes to be submitted, seeing them as a cheap cop-out so kids don't have to do any actual work. Louise, who was going to enter a volcano that was destroyed in class by the teacher, opts to get revenge on him by reenacting the infamous execution of Topsy the circus elephant, which Edison is commonly (and mistakenly) blamed for because she was electrocuted to death, and Edison owned the patent for the camera the footage was filmed on. She uses Tesla coils, a rubber yoga mat, and makes Tina play the part of Topsy.[[note]]Edison did electrocute numerous animals and one human (the first ever execution by electric chair), all so he could prove that Tesla's alternating current was more dangerous than his own direct current. All it ended up proving was that first, Edison was kind of a dick, and two, Tesla's current was more powerful than Edison's, and therefore the smarter investment. But he didn't kill Topsy.[[/note]]
15th May '17 7:16:31 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', "Buster's Guide to Goofing Off", was focused entirely on Buster waiting until the last minute to build a model volcano for the school science fair. Typical in every way possible, and on purpose.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', The short, "Buster's Guide to Goofing Off", Off" from the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS1E58YouAskedForItAgain You Asked For It Again]]" was focused entirely on Buster [[LastMinuteProject waiting until the last minute minute]] to build a model volcano for the school science fair. [[RidiculousProcrastinator Typical in every way possible, and on purpose.purpose]].


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* At the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode, "[[Recap/SonicBoomS2E21Mombot Mombot]]", Dr. Eggman enters one intended for children to show off his latest invention. Beth the Shrew wins for her diorama of the solar system, and Lady Walrus' Son ([[LastMinuteProject whose science project is a rock he chose at the last minute]]), the Monkey Boy, and the Reindeer Girl all get participation trophies. Dr. Eggman doesn't even get one, due to being disqualified for exceeding the maximum height at a children's competition.
10th Feb '17 9:13:19 PM NegiSpongie
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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' had an episode focusing on Ned trying to get a good grade in the science fair by entering Cookie's exo-skeleton, Moze trying to find something to eat since she was a model for Ned's project, and Cookie trying to win back Vanessa after the events of the "Excuses" episode. The winner of the science fair ends up being the paper towel experiment (since it was the only project not destroyed by Ned's exo-skeleton).
3rd Nov '16 6:57:23 AM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': the chapter "Two Strange Girls" focuses on a school science fair and a string of sabotages against the various projects. Kat gets annoyed that people are ignoring her studies of protein crystals and are more interested in the [[GadgeteerGenius anti-gravity device she built.]] No volcanoes this time, though.

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': the chapter "Two Strange Girls" focuses on a school science fair and a string of sabotages against the various projects. Kat gets annoyed that people are ignoring her studies of protein crystals and are more interested in the [[GadgeteerGenius anti-gravity device she built.built to make them.]] No volcanoes this time, though.
3rd Nov '16 6:23:56 AM ErebusElysium
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Mainly a US and Canadian trope as it's schools in those countries that have this characteristic event, although there's always EaglelandOsmosis to consider.

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Mainly a US and Canadian trope as it's schools in those countries that have this characteristic event, although there's always EaglelandOsmosis to consider.
consider. For weirder examples, see MadScienceFair.
21st Oct '16 10:47:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', in which Dr. Cossack's daughter builds a self-aware robot and actually ends up losing to a papier-mâché volcano! She lived in the Soviet Union, and since they couldn't use the usual method of consulting the preserved head of JosefStalin (Dr. Wily stole it), they gave it to the other guy because they thought a boy winning would be better for the country.

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* An episode of ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', in which Dr. Cossack's daughter builds a self-aware robot and actually ends up losing to a papier-mâché volcano! She lived in the Soviet Union, and since they couldn't use the usual method of consulting the preserved head of JosefStalin UsefulNotes/JosefStalin (Dr. Wily stole it), they gave it to the other guy because they thought a boy winning would be better for the country.
6th Aug '16 10:51:21 AM Discar
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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'': The book starts with Penny trying to come up with something interesting for the science fair. While doing that, her MadScientist power sparks, and she ends up creating a perfect recycling machine that acts like a living thing and responds to voice commands. Unfortunately, the judges give her a zero because they assume she borrowed it from her super genius father. This gets worse when the head cheerleader, Marcia Bradley, borrows a piece of alien technology for her presentation. Penny's best friend Ray is ''pissed'' on her behalf, and destroys the science fair at night. Except the whole thing was a trap by Marcia, who is actually the superhero sidekick Miss A, in order to draw out supervillain kids. Penny, Ray, and their friend Claire end up fighting off Miss A, which is how they end up as supervillains.
3rd Jul '16 5:29:33 AM Geoduck
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* A recent {{Omake}} of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" parody for [[MadScientist sparks]], so the [[strike:prince]] twin princes are throwing a science fair, and there ''is'' a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081126 volcano]].

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* A recent An {{Omake}} of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is a "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" parody for [[MadScientist sparks]], so the [[strike:prince]] prince.. er.. twin princes are throwing a science fair, and there ''is'' a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081126 volcano]].
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