Thursday, March 21, 2013

Science Fair

Emily Grace with her finished Science Fair poster ("How does dye in the water affect the color of a white flower?")
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I shared the results of Emily's science project here

Jared with his finished Science Fair poster ("Is there really iron in your cereal?")
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Jared tested four cereals (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Life, and Apple Jacks), but was only able to find iron in two of them (Life and Apple Jacks). We used two different magnets, both quite strong (hard to remove from the fridge!). Both magnets found iron in Life and Apple Jacks, but NEITHER magnet found iron in Cheerios or Corn Flakes. It's possible we still didn't have a strong enough magnet, but Cheerios and Corn Flakes were both supposed to have MORE iron in them than the other two, so it leaves me wondering...

Iron Particles in the bag of ground up Life mixed in water:
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Iron Particles in the bag of ground up Apple Jacks mixed in water:
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I may never be able to look at Apple Jacks again without the image of the bag full of what looked like vomit. *gag*

Connor, who adamently did NOT want to do the Science Fair, was feeling very sorry for himself this morning and wishing he'd opted to do it. Live and learn!


Betsy said...

He will just know for next year. How fun! And great job picking those projects. I have never seen the iron one. Interesting!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Great projects!!! Good job, kids!