[caption id="attachment_97158" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Many of the judges at the March 15 science fair were miles away, evaluating the students' presentations through photographs and other materials posted online."][/caption]

The usual suspects were all on display: experiments involving yeast, anti-bacterial soaps, and herbicides; colorful cardboard posters; and nervous but knowledgeable student scientists explaining their work.

Yet two things made the March 15 presentation by the California Virtual Academies different from a traditional science fair. The first was its location, tucked into the children's section of the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Corte Madera Town Center.


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