Thursday, May 14, 2009

Feeling the burn

As you all know, I've been trying to teach my kids what a "burn" actually is (and isn't). Today, I said something to one of my kids--and although I don't even remember now exactly what it was, I still remember how another student responded.

"Dude," he said. "That wasn't just a burn. That was a THIRD DEGREE burn."

And THAT, my friends, was the highlight of my day.

PS--my science fair last night was a huge success. All but one student (P.) had their projects ready, and almost all of them showed up for the fair. They had a great time presenting to the "judges" (middle school teachers), and they were still talking about it when they came in this morning. And I was very impressed with their final results. All in all, a great night.

First place: he made airplanes out of different types of paper to see which one would go the farthest.

Second place: she burned different colored candles (including white) to see if the color of the candle affected burn time.

Third place: they tested different nail polishes (everything from $1 Wet n Wild to the $9 Maybeline) to see if price affected how long the polish stayed on.

Really--a great night.


Renee said...

LOLOLOLOL :-) That's really cute.

Fun science projects, too!

Nik said...

Oooh a third degree burn! Had to be a damn good one. lol

*high-five* on sucessful science fair. The kids came up with some pretty cool ideas for projects. I never did anything cool for science fair. I relied on the old tornado in a bottle. lmao