Friday, March 07, 2008

Science Fair

It's Science Fair Day in the lower school and this morning JT set up his project. There are plenty of actual scientists in the parent population at our school, so many of the projects will be impressive. While Kid X splits the atom and Kid Y is running his double-blind experiment to cure heart disease, here at Sassafras House we debated what to do.

I'm a social scientist (read: not an actual scientist) and so the assignment is not exactly my strong suit. The chance that I can clone our cats in my ample weekend hours seemed slim. So we went for the sympathy card: We studied broken bones.

We got some books and learned how bones heal and then we got copies of JT's before and after x-rays. We included some pictures of his various casts. JT is pleased with his project and it turned into a very nice remembrance of his broken leg.

Now I'll just sit back and wait for MIT to phone with the scholarship offer.

9 comments:

Sharkb said...

Nice work!

Shelley said...

No scholarships at MIT, actually. Just need-based aid for geniuses.

Y'all should definitely qualify.

lumbab said...

Very cool! See, the cast and your pics came in handy for something :)

paisley said...

well i think this was the best project of all... science as it relates to real life.. excellent....

tumblewords said...

What a cool idea! He looks like he's doing really well - all healed and everything...neat post!

myrtle beached whale said...

most times a science fair is a competition for who has the smartest dad. Nice to see an honest entry. Well done.

Redness said...

Excellent ... you must be so proud!

gautami tripathy said...

Nothing like a child setting up projects. As a teacher I too feel pride!

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LittleWing said...

oh that was sweet... reminds me of my son and his science projects we worked on together.. those were some of the best times together... what a great idea for yr son to remember his broken bones...