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Guide to the Science Fair in Shrink Ray Island

OK, so the science fair isn’t really all that important to solving Shrink Ray Island: you can read the cheats for Shrink Ray Island guide if you just want to know how to finish the quest. But since I’m a science geek myself, I really liked the whole science fair part of the mission. There are some pretty funny experiments on display and if you take some time to look at each one, you’ll find some fun surprises. Here’s a video that shows all the exhibits on display at the science fair (it shows the end, when you can see CJ’s winning exhibit on display).

The Shrink Ray Science Fair Exhibits

The exhibits are all on display inside the PS 101 River City school building, which you can enter from the Main Street area in the building. There are six exhibits in total on display, although the last one (CJ’s experiment) is only available after you have solved the island. Here’s a look at each one in more detail.

The Sixth Sense in Calamari

Poptropica Shrink Ray Science Fair - Calamari

The first exhibit you’ll see is called, The Sixth Sense in Calamari. It’s presented by a nerdy looking boy in a striped shirt and wearing huge glasses. The exhibit features a giant pink calamari (squid) holding three playing cards. When you click on the calamari, he reaches out with one tentacle to point to a chart on the wall and reveals one of his cards. If you click on the boy, he’ll tell you,

I got it right five times in a row!

This is a pretty weird experiment, but the calamari looks cool. Lately there are a lot of giant squid showing up in Poptropica islands. We’ve seen them in Skullduggery, Red Dragon, and now Shrink Ray. One of the creators must love squid! BTW, in case you didn’t know, calamari do not actually have ESP or a sixth sense. Just makin’ sure!

Balloons, Fashion and Electricity

Poptropica Shrink Ray Science Fair - Balloons

The second exhibit is put together by a blonde girl wearing a vest and a blue dress with a snowflake pattern on it. Her experiment show how static electricity can be used to stick a balloon to your head. But she’s taking this principle one step further and making it a fashion statement. If you click on her, she’ll say:

I wonder what else I could get to stick on my head?

Indeed! Here’s the best part of the exhibit: if you click on the blue balloon attached to the exhibit, it will stick to your head while you’re in the science fair. What do you think? Fashion statement or fashion disaster? Either way, this really works with balloons and it becomes an important clue to solving part of the island quest.

Chocolate Volcano

Poptropica Shrink Ray Science Fair - Chocolate Volcano

The third exhibit is my favorite: the Chocolate Volcano It’s a new take on an old classic of science fairs: the exploding volcano. Click on the volcano to make it spew chocolate out of the side. Yum! If you click on the boy who did the exhibit, he’ll tell you,

I’m going to do the same project next year!

From the looks of his face, he’s really been enjoying this experiment at the science fair!

Candy and Soda Propulsion

Poptropica Shrink Ray Science Fair - Candy and Soda Propulsion

The fourth exhibit was put together by a girl in a pink dress and pony tails. Her exhibit shows how you can use certain types of candy mixed with soda to propel a rocket through the air. This kind of experiment was made famous years ago by many mentos and soda videos on YouTube (see below). The cool part about this exhibit is if you click on the rocket, a piece of candy will pop into it and then it will take off, zooming around the room and making some of the people duck for cover as it blasts around. If you click on the girl, she’ll say,

Next stop: the Moon!

One of the original Mentos and Coke videos on YouTube:

Evolution of the Belly Button

Poptropica Shrink Ray Science Fair - Evolution of the Belly Button

You know how every science fair has at least one exhibit that makes you go, “Huh?” This is that one. This science project was put together by a girl in jeans and a heart t-shirt. She documents the evolution of belly buttons, including a caveman’s, her grandfather’s and her own. Ummm, ok. Click on her and she’ll tell you,

Now I’ve got a whole year to think of something better.

Yeah, better get right on that.

The Incredible Shrunken Man

Poptropica Shrink Ray Science Fair - Incredible Shrunken Man

At last, we’ve come to CJ’s winning exhibit, one you helped put together! It showcases Mr. Silva, CJ’s science teacher (and a thief!) in his newly miniaturized form. It also shows off the shrink ray gun that CJ designed and built. Click on Mr. Silva and he’ll say,

I’m finally famous. Yahoo!

I guess he got what he always wanted. Sort of. CJ and her parents are also here at the exhibit, which features the big first prize ribbon. When you click on them, they’ll thank you for all of your help in rescuing CJ and capturing Mr. Silva.

About Fierce Moon

Fierce Moon is the chief blogger here at PoptropicaSecrets.com and loves to play Poptropica along with a bunch of other online games.


  1. Cool projects. 1st!

  2. 3rd to comment, and I’m not a hairy Chest! Well, visit my blog, coolqueen.wordpress.com


    alsp there is a squid on cyrptids 😉

  4. o…k…

  5. 7th!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

  6. the train you see on the daily pop is the john bull which at the time was showcased in the chicago world fair

  7. Hey can any of u answer my questin:Is the medusa hair permanet?Thank You!

  8. it is the same thing as a beard… or a girls extra hair part

    :{ )

  10. fourteenth to comment!!

  11. Not exactly 14th, cause some people commented twice.

  12. Join me at DTD85. I’ll wait for 10 minutes.

  13. For Shrink Ray Island lovers head over to BKF86. I will be there for 5 minutes and then I will head to Shrink Ray common room.

  14. Get It?

  15. 5 minutes is almost up!!!

  16. Going gone!

  17. I have a cheat! To have a talking forever mouth costumize someone who is talking!

  18. Well I am being played.

  19. r u still there

  20. does anyone know strange moons username?

  21. i’m Smartie, Changed my name, hahaha. XD Visit my blog! Plus, I did the sneak peek and now I can’t even go back to the science fair! It’s not fair for non members.

  22. yeah it’s 14m50stup1d

  23. what day will shrinkray come for public

  24. hey guys, just got back from Florida harry potter land rocks, I got the olivanders experience, since, I will tell the story if you guys want, any way the pics will be up soon, bye

  25. Third is nerd. No offense. And you’re not third. Second the best you are. Bashful Cloud you forgot zero the hero.

  26. kk

  27. Hey! How many people here is a bookworm?

  28. I am a bookworm.I finished a thousand page book in an hour.

  29. I could of finished it in 45 minutes, but NOOO Pikachu knows everything!

  30. That is my catch phrase!

  31. okay i was all like “what does pokemon have to do with THIS?!?!?!?!” my bf LOVES pikachu so last year i drew a B-day card for him with a big Pikachu on it he LOVED it!

  32. Why is everyone talking about Pokemon?

  33. Does anyone read Warriors?

  34. I love the new replay island feature on poptropica

  35. Umm talking about Pokemon science all shrink ray island lovers come to AZX15

  36. Umm Infernape,since your name is a pokemon I wouldnt be talking.

  37. Yeah! Pikachu knows EVERYTHING…

  38. Umm if you want to see my best pikachu costume use colorizer to turn your hair and skin yellow.Use the swamp monsters bottom costume and then costumise the werewolfs ears and the baseball fielder or hitters little chalk lines underneath the eyes.

  39. About 475 credits for non members. to see it go to http://www.poptropica.com/avatarstudio/avatar.html?a=bV1VNM2hkWW1VMFozVm8%3D

  40. And I am off to shrink ray island common room.

  41. And my pikachu looks retarded.Very.and He doesnt know a thing. There goes my catchphrase.

  42. Oh,and any mouth will do.

  43. Anyone who loves pokemon dress up as your favorite pokemon and go to BNK45.

  44. I said no to i dont read warriors, and that i like the replay island feature, I said nothing about pokemon

  45. what day will shrinkray come for public.

  46. Who knows? Probably 2 weeks later.

  47. Yep.My pikachu looks retarded.

  48. I can make my pikachu look even more retarded.

  49. heys guys, I have zeus’s staff as an item on poptropica, I wonder how rare it is, probably very rare.

  50. Guys go on the newest post!

  51. Errrr……….OK.

  52. Did you see secretscp sing on stage at the when it finishes?LOL.

  53. i iwsh i could play shrink ray but i am a non member so i am stuck in cj room 🙁

  54. I am a Net Addict (It means I <3 computers!!!)

  55. Boo members!

  56. Jordyn (jcat212)

    I love your website!! It helped me on every Poptropica Island I did! (Call me a cheater!). Hey people, do you agree that they should make a “Video Game Island”? You get stuck in a video game;have to find your way out. If they have…oops! Just goes to show how long its been since I’ve been on Poptropica. LOL! =D

  57. One thing Icy Lightning: About the store items

    -> Did you know?
    *Members who have bought LOTS and LOTS of store items, do you know what will happen to their items? -After their membership expires (for the 3- month and 6-month users), they will be all gone. Or, if they couldn’t afford to pay anymore (the monthly users).
    *Fortunately, like us, non- members, our items from the store NEVER vanish. We can keep them forever.

  58. WELL im a member and i dnt hav the 3 month or the 6 month. . .i can use my membership plan as long as i want 2

  59. And im doin shrink ray island again but i 4got the password in da computar

  60. please go to http://webstarts.com/wwwBe-A-Klonecom for lots of comedy!!!!!! or just click kloner

  61. please leave a comment

  62. This island is really cool and I hate the trash can part. Can’t wait for the next one to come out!

  63. I’m a bookworm!=)☺☻i♥books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. hey people, want a free account? Username: sweetiepieface2 Password: 37123020 Just take it away i hate it it it it it it i am not a big fat baby

  65. when im bord i just hop on the comput and play pop! its like the best game in the intiar world! u should playit!

  66. seariusly u have to play the most poupular game of all time and if yu don’t keep one eye open while your asleep! bwahahabwahahahahahahahahahah! cut! and action! bwahahahahaha! bwahahahahahahaha! sorry ijust can’t do this! lets just put it this way!

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