Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First Science Fair Experience

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh... Big sigh. This year Brailey had her first Science Experiment, and it was an experience for the whole family, let me tell you. I admit it was a bit stressful, because we had never done something like this before, and although I can write anything that needs to be written, I am horrible with Science (and if I'm completely honest, I can tell you I loathe science and math - I'm strictly a writer). In any case, now that we know what to do, it doesn't seem as daunting as it first did, and Brailey worked so hard on this project, she really has something she can be proud of. And most importantly, we all learned from it, and the the Science Fair itself was quite enlightening. Read on for details...
Color Changing Carnations - that is the title of her project. Brailey made every single paper flower you see here on her board to add a little "pizazz." Her hard work paid off, because her classmates loved her board and gave her some lovely compliments.

She had to present the project to her class, which she had practiced at home. She was nervous, but did such a good job! I was nervous for her, and woke up at 4 in the morning worrying about her - can you believe that? I needn't have worried a bit. Once she learns how to gather her thoughts just a little better, she is going to be an excellent public speaker! And her teacher really boosted her confidence by complimenting her on using her "big voice." After school, she said, "Mom, Mrs. McFadden said she was proud of me for finding my big voice, even though I have a quiet voice." I'm so grateful she is experiencing this now and learning how to deal with her nerves. I've said it before, but it is worth saying again - she is truly amazing!
A couple of poses before the big Science Fair...

And Brailey's biggest fan, Brittster Man. Brady and I lost him at the beginning of the fair, and started a somewhat frantic search, only to find him one row over from Brailey at her best friend Carrie's station, testing her lemonade (see picture below). Every time we saw Britt, he was interacting with the students and asking them questions about their projects, listening and learning and truly participating. He was wonderful! Brady and I got a big charge from watching him.


Look at that angel-face... The students were visited by parents all evening long and explained their projects and answered questions. It was so good for them to experience! More public speaking... I'm so grateful! It was a special evening, enjoyed by all four B's. I guess science isn't as bad as I thought - maybe I was a tad overly dramatic. Just a little... Maybe.

7 comments:

  1. What a super star!!! I love that she found a way to tie in art and flowers into a science project! I would EVEN be interested! i can't believe she is having science fairs already wow... hugs, coley

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  2. cousin aunt mary likes this!!! Gramma Diggy loved it all toooooo....

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    1. Right above the flowers on the left, kind of in the middle of the board... Not very big in the pictues, but she did have a graph in there. Thanks for reading!

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  4. OMG EXLAMATION POINT! I did the same project and i did the flowers to it was before i saw this!this is so weird

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  5. Hi! My son is doing this project and I'm not sure what to do for the graph part. What is your bar graph showing?

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