Science Fair

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 8+

Compelling, entertaining docu about teen science geniuses.

PG 2018 90 minutes

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Based on 3 reviews

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age 7+

Compelling engaging story

Two adults and one 9-year-old LOVED this documentary! Child says they would watch it again, and that it was exciting but not scary - it’s ok to watch before bed without nightmares. Any age child could be exposed to this documentary, while those younger than 7 just may not be interested.

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age 7+

Great for family movie night!

Right from the start engaged all 4 kids (age 10-21), even the ones who initially rolled their eyes about watching a documentary. Wonderfully diverse, interesting characters. Super inspiring. Lots of funny moments as well as poignant ones. We were all rooting for them. My 10-year old went to bed saying she couldn't wait to enter a science fair now. Everyone should watch this!

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