Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Science Fair Project

Kacey will get to compete in her school Science Fair this year. It is mandatory and counts as a huge part of their Science and Reading grade. In Virginia, we have whats called SOL's (Standards of Learning). Each grade level is expected to learn certain SOL's and they are expected to test and pass each one. We have a list of the 3rd grade SOL's and the Science Project she chooses has to relate to one of those SOL's. After sitting here with her and using google as some help to form an idea, she's finally chosen what she wants to do!

The first thing she had to do was find a book that related to herr topic. For instance, she could choose Charlotte's Web and then do a project on spiders and their habitats (eek!) or she could choose Stuart Little and do a project on mouse habitats (double eek!)

PLEASE Kacey, no animal projects!

So she finally chose Jack And The Beanstalk.
Her question: How fast will a lima bean grow in:
Wet Paper Towels
Cotton Balls
Hair Gel
Hand Lotion
Plain water

Her hypothesis: I think the lima bean will grow fastest in a wet paper towel.

Now we have to get this approved by her teacher tomorrow and we can get the materials to plant the beans! YAY!

More to come....


Cara said...

So cool. I'm excited to see how this turns out! :)

Jill said...

Thanks! I just took tons of pics of her starting it :) Instead of cotton balls, we decided to try salt instead since cotton balls were similar to paper towels.