The Blue Ribbon at the Science Fair | Mommy and Me Monday | 311th ed


A few weekends ago, our oldest brought home information about the science fair. She wanted to do a project. The science-lover in me was thrilled, but I was worried how it would all go. We discussed ideas and projects and she came up with something that could be tested after quite a few ideas that we couldn’t test. I knew there were going to be high expectations on my part. And also that I would have to relinquish control and let her take ownership.

Last weekend while iced in, we got to work on her science experiment. It ran for almost 24-hours and she never once complained. (I’ll share more of the experiment we did soon because I think it’s very useful information!)

Science Fair Keeping Cold Water Cold the Longest Elementary Experiment

After collecting all of her data, it was time to put the display board together. Again, I had to make sure that I wasn’t in charge here. I helped guide her through the direction booklet (they spelled out every section, what it should say and where it should go) and I made sure she kept consulting the booklet and had everything she needed. Oh, and I helped with the paper cutter because I like her fingers and not going to the ER.

The day they did the judging, there wasn’t any presentation on her part; she just signed it in, put it up and left. That evening the school was open for science night. We had gone to dinner and were going to head to school when her best friend called her to let her know SHE GOT FIRST PLACE FOR THIRD GRADE! She was so excited….I was and am so excited. Yes, I did a fist pump and told her how proud I was of her. 

More importantly, she is so proud of herself. 

Science Fair Keeping Cold Water Cold the Longest Elementary Experiment

(Yes, that is blue on her eye. She was playing with food coloring, baking soda and vinegar in a little volcano she whipped up and home!)

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  1. Congrats, Iz! That is so exciting. I remember science fair…and I loathed it. So glad she enjoyed the project and got first place.

    1. Why am I not surprised you didn’t like it…guess what, this was voluntary!

    1. You know, she would LOVE to make a video if it. Actually, she could very well have one. She’s always making and videoing stuff. I need to get her something she can record on that will be high resolution. She’s using an older camera and it’s icky for the computer.

  2. I remember when my kids were young, and we did all these kinds of things. I miss that, now that my kids are grown.

  3. GillisHills says:

    Wow, blue ribbon! Congrats! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Congratulations to your daughter! That’s a lot of hard work and quite an accomplishment.

  5. That is FANTASTIC!!!! Way to go!!!!
    I love that she was so into it.

    We had two boys here that had to do Science Fair projects. It wasn’t all that fun. 😉 Next time I think we will pick projects that don’t take a week to test. Both of our tests lasted over a month because we had to run 3 or 4 separate trials. Ugh. 😉

    1. Oh, yes that’s WAY too long. Actually, she didn’t even have a couple weeks between sign up and due dates.

  6. Leigh Anne says:

    How wonderful! My week has been busy! I began my adminstrative internship at a local elementary school. I am away from my students for the whole month. Leanring alot though!

  7. I love that you’re raising a scientist. Inquiring minds will go far. Great job!

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