Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Science Project That Ate My Life

I am not known for my time-managment skills and apparently, Bayley has inherited that gene. His science project is due tomorrow...and we spent the whole day doing it.

The whole day.
Not that he hadn't started it on time, and worked on it...or said he was working on it. But when it came time to get it all

All day.

The good news is that it's done, and he's quite pleased with it. He was quite particular that everything be printed out and not handwritten (since his handwriting is as bad as Jeff's) but when it came time for a last minute correction, he went ahead and penciled it in.

Next year...we'll finish the project the weekend before. I am exhausted...

The experiment itself was rather clever - figuring out which paper made paper airplanes fly the farthest. I mean, he got to make paper airplanes for a month and call it school work.
But he didn't do the actual experiement. He tried half a dozen different designs to choose the one that flew the straightest...then he tested it out...then he decided which papers to try...he had most of the work done, but of course as you read the expectations, his two paragraphs of 'research' needed to be more in depth. And they wanted the board to be neat and visually interesting with lots of pictures. Which meant taking said pictures, and then trying to figure out which camera pictures were on since they were taken on different days...and getting the pictures printed at Costco...

And going through two glue sticks to put the whole thing together.

Next year he wants to see if the size of paper matters. Please, let him come up with a different, and easier idea before then!


Hyppster's Board said...

Sorry u got your life eaten!! lol turned out great:)

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

I hope it's okay. He has such a fear that it's not good enough.