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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

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EXPECTATION

Eric / CC BY-SA http://2.0 / Flickr: ejk

REALITY

2. Growing Crystals

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

EXPECTATION

Rae du Soleil / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: orthia_turan

REALITY

3. Re-Creating Tornadoes

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EXPECTATION

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

REALITY

4. Growing Household Bacteria

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EXPECTATION

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

REALITY

5. Building A Rocket

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EXPECTATION

Steve Jurvetson / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: jurvetson

REALITY

6. Building A Fully-Functioning Guitar

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

EXPECTATION

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7. Re-Creating The Solar System

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EXPECTATION

REALITY

8. Building A Robot

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EXPECTATION

daniel.baker / CC BY-ND http://2.0 / Flickr: theadventuresofdan

REALITY

Inspired By Big Red

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