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6th Jan '16 2:42:55 PM StFan
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]] * A lot of the action in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' revolves around the results of a science fair, which has the obligatory volcano. And a few more interesting projects, such as fire ants, musical frogs and a brain scanner. * The vinegar-baking soda volcano shows up in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' as part of a professional science competition. It sounds like RuleOfFunny, but [[FridgeBrilliance that would have been quite something]] back in the age of WoodenShipsAndIronMen.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * A lot of the action In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Oliver causes a panic in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' revolves around the results of a science fair, which has fair when he constructs a working nuclear weapon, scraping several thousand fluorescent wristwatches for the obligatory volcano. And radioactive material. -->Actually a few more interesting projects, such as case of art imitating life: Someone once panicked their community by trying for a nuclear weapon scout merit badge, scraping several thousand fire ants, musical frogs alarms for the radioactive material. * In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy uses Linus and a brain scanner. * The vinegar-baking soda volcano shows up in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' as part of a professional his blanket for her science competition. It sounds like RuleOfFunny, but [[FridgeBrilliance that would have been quite something]] back in the age of WoodenShipsAndIronMen.project, and wins a ribbon for it.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]] Animation]] * A lot of the action in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' revolves around the results of a science fair, which has the obligatory volcano. And a few more interesting projects, such as fire ants, musical frogs and a brain scanner. * The vinegar-baking soda volcano shows up in ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists'' as part of a professional science competition. It sounds like RuleOfFunny, but [[FridgeBrilliance that would have been quite something]] back in the age of WoodenShipsAndIronMen.WoodenShipsAndIronMen. [[/folder]]

* The second ''CaptainUnderpants'' Book. * In the BabysittersClub book ''Jessi's Babysitter'', the babysitters get involved in assisting with the elementary school science fair. Represented among the entries are the classic solar system model and volcano. Other clients do such projects as "Barbie on the moon" and the effect of music on plant growth.
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\n* The second ''CaptainUnderpants'' ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' Book. * In the BabysittersClub Literature/BabysittersClub book ''Jessi's Babysitter'', the babysitters get involved in assisting with the elementary school science fair. Represented among the entries are the classic solar system model and volcano. Other clients do such projects as "Barbie on the moon" and the effect of music on plant growth.


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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Oliver causes a panic in a science fair when he constructs a working nuclear weapon, scraping several thousand fluorescent wristwatches for the radioactive material. -->Actually a case of art imitating life: Someone once panicked their community by trying for a nuclear weapon scout merit badge, scraping several thousand fire alarms for the radioactive material. * In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy uses Linus and his blanket for her science project, and wins a ribbon for it. [[/folder]]
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * In ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Oliver causes a panic in a science fair when he constructs a working nuclear weapon, scraping several thousand fluorescent wristwatches for the radioactive material. -->Actually a case of art imitating life: Someone once panicked their community by trying for a nuclear weapon scout merit badge, scraping several thousand fire alarms for the radioactive material. * In ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy uses Linus and his blanket for her science project, and wins a ribbon for it. [[/folder]]


[[folder: Video Games ]] * ''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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[[folder: Video Games ]] [[folder:Video Games]] * ''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. ** 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. *** parents. One of the projects is also signed as made by "Chell", which incidentally is the name of [[HeroicMime the main character]]. character]].

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* On one episode of ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', Sqweep makes the obligatory volcano for his Earth study class. However, he built it ''full scale'', which resulted in the entire base being covered in foam.
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* On one episode of ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 Monsters vs. Aliens]]'', Sqweep makes the obligatory volcano for his Earth study class. However, he built it ''full scale'', which resulted in the entire base being covered in foam.
29th Dec '15 3:17:18 PM Anddrix
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* When SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor was a kid, he tried to enter a fission-powered toaster into a science fair, but was rejected. He got his revenge by [[AndThatsTerrible stealing forty cakes]] [[AscendedMeme from a nearby bake sale]].
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* When SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor was a kid, he tried to enter a fission-powered toaster into a science fair, but was rejected. He got his revenge by [[AndThatsTerrible stealing forty cakes]] [[AscendedMeme from a nearby bake sale]].
28th Nov '15 8:36:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' had a science fair that wasn't sponsored by a school, but by the Paradise Valley Chemical Plant. Alex's older sister Annie entered a very impressive project resembling a laser, however Alex witnessed another competitor attempting to sabotage it by dropping it on the ground. Alex used her telekinetic powers to save it, but got in trouble when the plant's GC-161 alarms went off, potentially incriminating her.
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* ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' had a science fair that wasn't sponsored by a school, but by the Paradise Valley Chemical Plant. Alex's older sister Annie entered a very impressive project resembling a laser, however Alex witnessed another competitor attempting to sabotage it by dropping it on the ground. Alex used her telekinetic powers to save it, but got in trouble when the plant's GC-161 alarms went off, potentially incriminating her.
21st Nov '15 8:38:25 AM nombretomado
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* In ''BloomCounty'', Oliver causes a panic in a science fair when he constructs a working nuclear weapon, scraping several thousand fluorescent wristwatches for the radioactive material.
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* In ''BloomCounty'', ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', Oliver causes a panic in a science fair when he constructs a working nuclear weapon, scraping several thousand fluorescent wristwatches for the radioactive material.

* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy uses Linus and his blanket for her science project, and wins a ribbon for it.
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* In ''{{Peanuts}}'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', Lucy uses Linus and his blanket for her science project, and wins a ribbon for it.
13th Sep '15 5:14:48 PM WillBGood
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* One episode of ''TheRedGreenShow'' has Red insisting on "helping" with Harold's entry in the local fair. The show being what it is, (what's left of) Red and Harold stagger back into the Possum Lodge and report it all ended with multiple explosions and the first-prize trophy embedded in [[TheGhost Stinky Peterson's]] body. The girl who actually won had a fire extinguisher exhibit.
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* One episode of ''TheRedGreenShow'' ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' has Red insisting on "helping" with Harold's entry in the local fair. The show being what it is, (what's left of) Red and Harold stagger back into the Possum Lodge and report it all ended with multiple explosions and the first-prize trophy embedded in [[TheGhost Stinky Peterson's]] body. The girl who actually won had a fire extinguisher exhibit.
4th Sep '15 4:06:12 PM nombretomado
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* AtomicRobo is called upon to judge one in the 2011 Free Comic Book Day issue. Both the solar system and a volcano are in evidence. [[spoiler:Dr. Dinosaur wants to steal something else entirely.]]
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* AtomicRobo ComicBook/AtomicRobo is called upon to judge one in the 2011 Free Comic Book Day issue. Both the solar system and a volcano are in evidence. [[spoiler:Dr. Dinosaur wants to steal something else entirely.]]
1st Sep '15 3:27:43 AM SteveMB
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Because YouSuck, plots related to science fairs will often (though certainly not always) be based around the BookDumb hero getting the project done at the last minute. Another option is the hero getting one of his/her parents to "help" on the project and then having the project get commandeered by the parent. The TeenGenius is likely to strive to create a wonder that will turn science on its head (but will still lose to the [[CrackDefeat kid with the volcano]], possibly thanks to a DisastrousDemonstration that soaks, singes, or humiliates the principal and/or event judges).
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Because YouSuck, plots related to science fairs will often (though certainly not always) be based around the BookDumb hero getting the project done at the last minute. Another option is the hero getting one of his/her parents to "help" on the project and then having the project get [[TheParentProducedProject commandeered by the parent.parent]]. The TeenGenius is likely to strive to create a wonder that will turn science on its head (but will still lose to the [[CrackDefeat kid with the volcano]], possibly thanks to a DisastrousDemonstration that soaks, singes, or humiliates the principal and/or event judges).
27th Aug '15 8:06:34 PM ultimomant
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* When SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor was a kid, he tried to enter a fission-powered toaster into a science fair, but was rejected. He got his revenge by [[AndThatsTerrible stealing forty cakes]] [[AscendedMeme from a nearby bake sale]].

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* In ''Film/FantasticFour2015'', young Reed Richards and Ben Grimm tried to enter their teleportation device into a science fair. Despite demonstrating that it actually works, they were rejected because the adults just couldn't believe that it was real and thought the two faked it somehow to get attention.
26th May '15 5:17:55 AM DaibhidC
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* One of pop-science humour writer Judith Stone's essays, collected in ''How to Tell a Proton From a Crouton'', is about science fairs. At one point she tells a story about a little girl whose volcano didn't work, and was humiliated, and swore that one day [[ThatLittleGirlWasMe she'd have a job making fun of science]].
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* One of pop-science humour writer Judith Stone's essays, collected in ''How to Tell a Proton From a Crouton'', is about science fairs. At one point she tells a story about a little girl whose volcano didn't work, and was humiliated, and swore that one day [[ThatLittleGirlWasMe [[AndThatLittleGirlWasMe she'd have a job making fun of science]].
26th May '15 5:17:41 AM DaibhidC
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* One of pop-science humour writer Judith Stone's essays, collected in ''How to Tell a Proton From a Crouton'', is about science fairs. At one point she tells a story about a little girl whose volcano didn't work, and was humiliated, and swore that one day [[ThatLittleGirlWasMe she'd have a job making fun of science]].
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