The Science Fair was today at my school! I am so proud of my students for how well they did!! It was defiantly a lot of work to get their experiments together - I baked cookies using three different kinds of flour, blew bubbles with three different kinds of bubble gum, tested the voltage of three different kinds of fruit, and watched carnations in three different kinds of water to see which one would absorb the most, and froze a goldfish (I know it's an animal and I froze it - more on that later)!
It was a lot of work, but the kids had so much fun exploring things we don't normally get to do, and were very dedicated to doing a good job! They all ended up with either first or second place ribbons!!
Here's a look at how they turned out..........
Ok, so we froze a gold fish, they come back to life- really they do!!! I've done this one before and never thought about it being an animal risking his life for our experiment! I just thought it was pretty cool that you could stick the fish in the freezer and when he comes out he will revive after he thaws! Some people got a little upset about our use of an animal, and I was kind of shocked because I hadn't even thought anything of it! Some suggested kids will start trying to freeze other pets, I am not cruel, I don't want that to happen!! I guess I've got to be a lot more thoughtful when planning these kinds of things! So please don't send me any hate messages about the goldfish!! (another student did an ice and salt burn experiment on their own skin I thought that was way more risky) No more animal experiments for me!!
Do you do a science fair at your school? I've loved it every time we've done it, the kids seem to really like doing the experiments and it's a great way to get the family involved! I'd love to hear what you do at your school!