Science Fair Projects: Expectations Vs Reality

In grade school, we all had really high hopes that our science fair projects would be outstanding. But sometimes we had to turn in work that was vastly different from our originally awesome vision. Check out some of the ways science fair projects have let us down over the years, and to see how another crazy project is coming along, click here.

1. Making Volcanoes

EXPECTATION

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REALITY

Eric / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: ejk

 

2. Growing Crystals

EXPECTATION

Kelly Cookson / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: mscaprikell

REALITY

Rae du Soleil / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: orthia_turan

 

3. Re-Creating Tornadoes

EXPECTATION

Jason Persoff St / Getty Images

REALITY

A Yee / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: 57412095@N05

 

4. Growing Household Bacteria

EXPECTATION

Ikon Images Ian Cuming / Getty Images

REALITY

Vincent Diamante / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: sklathill

 

5. Building A Rocket

EXPECTATION

Stockbyte / Getty Images

REALITY

Steve Jurvetson / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: jurvetson

 

6. Building A Fully-Functioning Guitar

EXPECTATION

doryfour / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: 28738704@N07

Mike Dunning / Getty Images

 

7. Re-Creating The Solar System

EXPECTATION

Baris Simsek / Getty Images

REALITY

 

8. Building A Robot

EXPECTATION

Peter Cade / Getty Images

 

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