Thanks for the quick responses. I'm in the Staunton/Waynesboro area. I plan on attending a Coach's Workshop at the end of August, and I'm sure that will help ease my concerns. I know that there's a lot to be learned just by going through the competition process. I think my parents are more worried about throwing the research together on one hand and not wanting to put their own time into it at home on the other. I think it will help them to see that teamwork and design play a big role also. Is there a good resource for guiding 9 year olds through the process? For instance, can I assign the boys things to do on their own to research it? Again, thanks, I'm going to look through the links people have sent me. Jennifer -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.