Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Science Fair



Jessie had science fair yesterday. For 3rd graders in our school, it's voluntary and counts towards extra credit in science. She decided to grow a coal garden - which has been a lot of fun for both kids to do time and time again. Todd & I both wondered why the kid who has a 103.89% in science would want to voluntarily do extra credit work. But we are so glad she did.


Sunday she spent about 3 hours working on the board. Drawing it out on paper, planning it out on the board in pencil, using the markers and gluing all the pictures down. Not to mention the hour and a half it took her to write and type her report.
Last night we went up to the school to see just how she did - she got a "superior". And her "grade" would have been a 98 out of 100. Which earned her an extra 20 points of extra credit.

And some of the other interesting projects that were up there:


In 4th grade doing the science fair is mandatory. She already knows what she is doing - "how a baby calf is born." So I guess her and I will be out there checking on the cows regularly in a few weeks to get some interesting pictures.

Have a great day!
Kris

11 comments:

Gaynor said...

I think it is great kids get to use imagination and science together..should be more of it. In the Uk it is very prescribed and formulated...wish we could go back to the Victorian days when you just tried to see how you could get things to work...bonus if it blows up lol

scrappy quilter said...

I love that kids use their imagination. Great job.

APA said...

Awesome, Kris! A big CONGRATS to Jessie, not only for a job well done, but for her interest and desire to learn, her diligence at every project, earning extra credit a little bonus on top of an already excellent mark! Super cool and I totally look forward to calves!

Ana :)

Gina said...

I love the idea of a science fair but we don't do them over here. Science has gone from being fun and exciting to boring and regimented.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Patty said...

Science Fairs are so much fun if you have patience!

We took photos once of a calf being born; it was amazing!

Valerie said...

I remember doing these projects many many years ago.

Finn said...

It does feel so wonderful as a Mom when the kids do so well! Congratulations! Love the pics from the post below also, homemade is best I think. Thanks for stopping by so often while I've been out of it. Hugs, Finn

marit said...

Well done, Jessie:-)

Janice said...

That looks like it turned out to be a lot of fun. I wish our teachers would do more of this stuff here. I remember doing this as a student. You're third grader will remember this for a long time.

Nancy M. said...

She must just love science, if she did it without having too. That is awesome. My son is doing a similar project now, but his is own a state. I wish he loved it like your daughter seems to.

Vintage Girl said...

Awesome job! Oh, science projects, the possibilities are endless. Good luck with the calving pictures. Heather