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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]].
24th Mar '16 6:00:43 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the ''weirder'' episode of ''DrakeAndJosh'', Josh and his girlfriend compete by building functional death rays. For a high school science fair. It was a ''really'' weird episode, specially since nobody seemed to find this weird or unlikely or frightening, so RuleOfFunny doesn't even apply

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* In one of the ''weirder'' episode of ''DrakeAndJosh'', ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', Josh and his girlfriend compete by building functional death rays. For a high school science fair. It was a ''really'' weird episode, specially since nobody seemed to find this weird or unlikely or frightening, so RuleOfFunny doesn't even apply



* ''TheCosbyShow'' had one of the Huxtable girls have a model of the solar system for her display and was totally upstaged by her friend's sound controlled machines. The Huxtable girl jealously accuses of her friend of cheating since her father is a engineer, but Cliff coaxes her into admitting that her own exhibit was really lame and her friend deserved to win.

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* ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' had one of the Huxtable girls have a model of the solar system for her display and was totally upstaged by her friend's sound controlled machines. The Huxtable girl jealously accuses of her friend of cheating since her father is a engineer, but Cliff coaxes her into admitting that her own exhibit was really lame and her friend deserved to win.
19th Mar '16 2:57:15 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 11:23:25 PM Hossmeister
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6th Jan '16 2:42:55 PM StFan
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* 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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* 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.
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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.



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* 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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* 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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* 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.

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* 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.

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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 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.
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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.
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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]].
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