When the local junior high school principal refuses to let two overachieving homeschoolers enter the science fair contest, they take it as a challenge.
Twelve-year-old Jacob Fenton and his older sister Vicky never shrink from a challenge. They’ve got entire room full of awards and trophies to prove it. So when their nerdy neighbor Barry Plurkin tells them about the school science fair contest, naturally they set their sights on the grand prize.
The problem is that Jacob and Vicky don’t go to the school — they’re homeschooled. And getting permission from the principal to join the fair may be their biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, their research takes them on a journey that will change their lives forever. But when their parents won’t go along with it, they find themselves with more challenges than they ever bargained for.