Friday, May 27, 2011

First Science Fair

Carter came home a couple of weeks ago with the packet for his first science fair.  We looked through dozens of websites for ideas, printed out top favorites and he eventually selected the Diet Coke Explosion.

Find out which candy makes diet coke explode.  Carter selected several candies to try (with Luke's input, some based on which ones they like to eat).  It was decided to try:  Smarties, Sour Patch Kids, M&Ms, Reese's Pieces, Mentos and Skittles.

Carter set up his Scientific Method, hypothesizing that Smarties would explode the most.  But Mentos creates as massive explosion, shooting up into the air.

Carter then had to create his board for the science fair.  He carefully typed out each piece for his board (oh it was soooo slow and I had a lot of self control not to just do it for him).  He created a graph which I did replicate on the computer for him.  He worked hard and glued the pieces on.

Science fair day and all the school came to view the projects.

Carter received an A for his first ever science fair project.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what does the graph say like on the sides