Science Fair Season

Science Fair Season

Twelve Kids, A Robot Named Scorch-- and What It Takes to Win

Book - 2011
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Dutton presents the engaging true story of kids competing in the high-stakes, high-drama world of international science fairs.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401323790
Branch Call Number: ANF 507.8 DUT
Characteristics: viii, 271 p. ; 22 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 28, 2018

Science Fair Season tells the real life stories of twelve kids competing in Science Fairs, meant to serve as an inspiration to anyone, that no matter you're age, "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." The kids in this book go through their own challenges to get where they were and from past experience I know science fairs are anything but "a walk in the park". I did find some of the chapters to focus far too much on their personal lives. Yes this is necessary to their overall story, but at some points it seemed to drag on, leaving the actual project explained very little. 3 Stars
- @Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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aliyahaas
Apr 20, 2017

Dutton tells the story of ISEF in an enticing and inspiring way. She chooses multiple students from various backgrounds, each with outstanding ideas and innovations. This is definitely for anyone who feels passionate, or at least has some interest, in the STEM fields.

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StarGladiator
Jan 27, 2014

Really a unique book in the category of teenaged student endeavors! A ten star book! What an incredible book! Ms. Dutton knows how to portray the grittiness of real life, while profiling real genius - - and achievement! A /// profiles in courage \\\; this most certainly is! Be sure to have some Kleenex or tissues nearby, sometimes an emotional rollercoaster. [A complementary book to read, on a similar level, is Joshua Davis' book, Spare Parts.]

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