Wednesday, May 6, 2009

She refuses to wear the ribbon

Every year the 5th grade has a science fair; it's a pretty big deal, sponsored by Exxon, and the kids work on it throughout the spring semester. After a lot of Googling and discussion, Number One decided to do hers on "what kitchen cleaner best kills raw chicken germs."

We did the experiment twice just to make sure our results were good, spent a lot of time on the research and notes, and we now know more than we ever wanted to know about salmonella. Batman came up with the title ("Eat More Chicken--Thoroughly Cooked") and called an acquaintance at Chick-Fil-A who provided lots of promotional materials for Number One to use on her display.

All her (our?) work paid off--she won second place in the "Life" category and got a shiny red ribbon!

It's currently hanging on her door, and I'm pretty sure it'll stay there until college. She's shown it to several visitors and possibly the yard guy as well. The only drawback to this whole project is that none of us have much of an appetite for chicken anymore. Let's just say that what grew in the petri dish, should stay in the petri dish.

(You're welcome for not posting THOSE pictures.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

we're so proud of our little scientist! What a cutie patootie as well.
Love and hugs and kisses,