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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Science Projects

Nora and Stuey recently completed their Science Fair projects.  Nora investigated milk and mold while Stuey made a sundial.  Nora discovered that certain kinds of milk are more susceptible to mold.  Soy milk molded the fastest.

I helped Stuey create his sundial using a box, kayak skeg fin, and an old Brunton 'pocket transit'.  The Brunton had belonged to the famous archaeologist William S Laughlin, and has his name written on it in sharpie. I think I may be the only one who thinks the latter point adds to the project.  Anyway, Stuey had to learn about magnetic declination, the cardinal directions, and that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Earlier in the week at St Marys they had to explain their projects to a panel of judges.  The judges asked Nora which type of milk she liked the best.

Stuey managed to explain the sun in relation to the cardinal directions and his sundial  won an honorable mention.


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