Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Science Fair Winner means Chicken Dinner?

Mr. C took 10th place in his school's Science Fair yesterday. He came home with an Honorable Mention trophy and a smirk on his face. He didn't think he was gonna win anything. With over 80 honor students up for the award, he thought his experiment on the "Effect of Cold on Battery Life" didn't have much of a chance of winning.
C loved that the experiment allowed him to "touch" dry ice, put batteries in the freezer and fridge, and then monitor the flashlights under the different conditions. Who knew that batteries in the freezer would actually work? Of course, next time we'll make sure the flashlight doesn't have a 75 hour guarantee with great batteries. Let's just say that's a long time!

Now, he's off to the Metro Science Fair in March. He's thrilled, but bummed that the event is on a Saturday meaning he doesn't get to miss any school. Plus, they want him to do a few tweaks to the project before the event. All C sees is the "extra" work involved.

We've promised that we'll go out to dinner to celebrate after the Metro Fair, something about offering this boy food gets him motivated. Miss M and A are thrilled that the event takes place at the Botanical Gardens in town and they will get to have some fun too.

I'm thinking we might have a budding Scientist on our hands.

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