Is it just me, or do other parents go into panic mode when their child comes home from school and tells them they have to choose a science experiment for an assessment task?
'What sort of experiment', I ask?
'I don't know. We have to make one up', He says.
'Well, how about this...or that...'? I helpfully say.
'No. That's stupid'. He says.
And it goes on and on, until the assessment task is just around the corner and still no decision is on the horizon. This is when the parent, myself, goes into panic mode! For some reason, my son does not seem to panic...'It's ages away', he says. Ages of course means one week away and no experiment started, no hypothesis no nothing!
So...off I go to the local nursery and buy four plants. Three for the experiment and one for me, just because I like the plant, and if my son doesn't kill the other three, then I can plant them in the garden.
Our last minute experiment goes like this:
All the plants receive the same amount of sunlight each day. The variables are water and fertiliser. Our hypothesis is that the plant that receives sunlight, water and fertiliser will do best. Sounds OK so far.
Record via photos and see what happens!
A photographic timeline
Science 101 for Mums: How to set up a Science Experiment for your 12 year old! Panic!
Not much happening as yet...looks likes this experiment could be a fizzer! Well I will add to the pics as the experiment progresses. Sometimes I just wish there was no such thing as homework, projects and at home assignments...What sort of teacher am I to say such things??! Well this post looks like it could be one of those never ending stories...I do like that movie though! Well keep posted as I keep posting!!
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