Ah, the dreaded science fair project. Mind you, students, parents, and teachers all fear them for different reasons, but they are still a staple of the school landscape.
A recent article in the Indiana Star Press claims that science fair projects are becoming more sophisticated and relevant: out with the baking soda volcanos and in with the investigations into broccoli. Maybe it is a matter of more focused science instruction. Or perhaps it is just a matter of helping students ask good questions.