“I want to do the science fair again.”
“Well, I want to do it for the first year.”
Here is the thing, my girls love to join in when there are events at school. They get excited even.
Don’t get me wrong I am thrilled that they are enthusiastic with school and learning.
But two girls only a year a part in school sometimes ends up being more work (school-wise) for me.
Like take for instance, the annual school science fair.
Last year’s science fair…
Last year, my older daughter ended up doing the science fair with two of her then classmates.
My younger daughter being only in kindergarten decided against doing it that year.
This year’s science fair…
But this year both girls were hell bent on doing the science fair.
Both had a list a mile long who they wanted to work with.
But I had visions of double the work, as well as me having to juggle two science fair playdate occurrences the same week.
My head spun and honestly I didn’t have it in me. Not that I am anti-social. But still that is double the playdates, chauffeuring and more that I envisioned.
OK might sound awful, but truly have enough on my plate as it with all the balls I am juggling right about now.
So at this point, I might have
quietly loudly suggested that they do one project together.
I mean once again they are only a year difference with one in 2nd grade and the other in 1st grade.
They asked their teachers and both teachers agreed that it wouldn’t be a problem.
So, one problem solved.
But then it came time to figure out what science project that my girls would work on.
Then, I recalled another good friend’s blog article that included some surefire tips to help kids (and parents) ace the science fair. This same article shared a comprehensive website that shared many varied science projects that were not only age appropriate, but fun, too.
This is where you may be wondering what project the girls chose from this site.
Well these two picked one that was indeed not only fun, but tasty, too.
What science fair project did my two choose?
How could we pass up the chance to taste test chocolate chip cookies?!
You read that correct, the science project dealt with deciding which chocolate chip cookies tasted better.
Honestly, my own sweet tooth was totally up for that challenge.
Here we go…
So, we set out last Saturday to pre-make and refrigerate chocolate chip cookie dough.
The following morning, we cooked those cookies and made another fresh batch to also bake.
The mission was pretty simple. It was to decide whether the refrigerated cookie dough chocolate chip cookies or the freshly made chocolate chip cookies tasted better.
Initially, they had hypothesized that the freshly made ones would taste better.
The results were in…
But the results shocked my girls.
Hint…Pillsbury Cookie Dough seems to be onto something!
However, an overwhelming response from those that tested the two different chocolate chip cookies proved that conversely it was the refrigerated cookie dough that cooked up and tasted better on the whole.
But wait there is more…
This past weekend, we put the science fair board and results together. See this upcoming week, is the actual science fair at the girls’ school
So, they are in the home stretch for anther science fair this year. Therefore, I wanted to take this time in my own space to wish them both luck.
And also to scratch off one more thing on my own to-do list off.
Now, if only March and the school’s P.A.R.P. (Parents as Reading Partners) calendar would come to a conclusion, as well!
Have your kids ever done the science far at school?
What science fair projects have they done?
Share with us in the comments…