Friday, March 6, 2009

Science Project Time Again!

It's that time of the year again when our house becomes over run by homework...SCIENCE PROJECTS! Though Jessi doesn't do science projects in 3rd grade, she had a detailed report due on Cheetahs complete with pictures.

Sammi is a girl, and I know they say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but I will have to disagree for Sammi's sake. PHONES are what she cares about. So her project was on how a phone works. Good thing for her that telephones run in the family! Her grandpa Wilson provided her with some antique phones that she could open up and learn the parts and how they worked. She really enjoyed looking at the guts of a telepone. I even got to test my photoshop knowledge and doctored a picture for her to make it easier to label the parts.

Now on to Noah's project...he is such a boy! And so is his dad! I mentioned last year about my friend Jenni James' son doing a trebuchet for his science project. (That's where I went wrong!) From that point on it was all the boy could think about. I mean, what boy can resist the idea of a giant sling catapulting objects into the air by means of a counter weight. So I did the motherly thing and told him to look it up on the internet. I was quite happy when I saw a table top version, and I thought, hey this could be good. I of course forgot the husband factor. His thoughts were "table top, schmable top! We can make one ten feet tall!" They did!! It was too big to take to school for the faire so they made a table top one too. But not before they saw how many things they could launch from the big one. (That's a can of coke at the top of the sling's arch right before it begins it's zenith into our cul-de-sac making it's demise as it explodes with a bang to Noah's satisfaction.) It was a father-son project that only those of their sex could truly appreciate. Don't worry guys, I'm sure they will find some way to work the trebuchet into their next paintballing trip! I will be no where near that one!
Now, it's time for me to get back to my mountain of homework that has been at a complete standstill for the last two weeks!!


Tiffany -- the mommy said...

SO COOL!!!! wow you guys are greaqt parents with all the cool projects!!!

Merrimom said...

Oh my! I can hear the squealing for joy coming through the picture! Cool that Sammi got to take apart a phone too. Let us know the outcomes of the Science Fair.

Jenn Johansson said...

I told my hubby about the projects, and as predicted, he went "ooh," when I mentioned the trebuchet. Boys will be boys.

giddymomof6 said...

hahah! Glad to see he got it up and running! Noah will definitely get an A!!! Tell Mike Mark was very impressed! LOL!