How "Fair" Are Science Fairs?

Science fairs require more parental help and involvement than ever before, writes Hana Schank in The Atlantic. Filled with tales from the front lines, including the author's, the piece also explains the pros and cons of keeping this classroom tradition going. » 3/12/15 6:00pm 3/12/15 6:00pm

Sixth Grader's Science Fair Project Rattles Ecologists

By showing that lionfish can live in fresh water, 12 year-old Lauren Arrington has alerted ecologists to the potential for these fish to migrate upstream in rivers where they would pose a threat to the ecosystem. » 7/21/14 11:40am 7/21/14 11:40am

"One of the most influential sixth-grade science projects ever…

A 12-year-old Florida girl's science fair project on invasive lionfish has surprised even seasoned ecologists, and led to the first published paper on lionfish freshwater tolerance. » 7/13/14 3:55pm 7/13/14 3:55pm

And now, President Obama playing with a marshmallow cannon

Yesterday, President Obama hosted over 100 students at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the second annual White House Science Fair. Young scientists of all ages showed off projects in subjects ranging from robots, to rocketry, to energy conservation. Fourteen-year-old Joey Hudy even brought an air cannon capable of… » 2/08/12 7:45am 2/08/12 7:45am