Saturday, February 27, 2010
The science fair love is or hate it what do you think? I think it is a double edged sword, on one hand the children if involved learn through the process and on the other hand the parents at least of young children end up doing most of the work.
This was the first year that Annabelle had to participate in a science fair and although we had fun completing the experiment the write up and display board took hours and did not help her learn anything as she can't read. I wish their was a compromise for the little people so that they were graded for the work and knowledge they have gained without the extra hours of parent work.
Just in case you are wondering her experiment was on viscosity (thickness of a liquid) and it's effect on the beads she placed in each container. Her conclusion the thin liquid let the beads move fast and the thick liquid made the beads move slow.
Do you have any really good science experiment resources that I can use for next years science fair?