What is the effect of caffeine on plant growth? How does fat content in ice cream affect the rate that it melts? What is the effect of phototropism on gravitropism in plants? Which foods are best to eat when taking aspirin or other NSAID medications? These questions were addressed in science projects by four students at Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am, a Conservative Jewish day school. The students were invited to the 59th annual California State Science Fair, which took place May 17-18, after competing in the Los Angeles County Science Fair Junior Division, where more than 100 schools and 709 students participated.