Friday, April 20, 2007
The Science Fair
Gavin and Ben both brought home First Place ribbons for their age group in their science fair today! (Do I have to admit here that they were the only ones in their age group to show up?) I was quite disappointed in the lack of ‘show’ for the CHEC Homeschool Science Fair. But I think after this “dry run” we are ready for the bigger state-wide (public, private, and home school) science fair next year.
There were only five participants in the fair. One each from K, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades. Projects were judged by Science Majors at Mississippi College and were judged on eleven different criteria.
Gavin did well, receiving highest marks for “inventiveness” and in “planning and executing”. His weakest aspect was in research.
Ben actually received the highest score of all the participants, however there was no “overall” winner since the age span was so wide. But how great is it that of all the elementary aged kids a Kindergartener actually scored the highest! He scored well in each area, only losing a point here and there. And the reasons for losing points aren’t clear.
I am very proud of both boys for working so hard on their projects! Anyone who is interested in the details of the boys’ projects can just email me and I can send you the nitty gritty.
Written by April at 8:26 PM