I was sad to see that this year's homeschool Science Fair overlapped with one of our Trashion/Refashion Show rehearsals, but such is life--one must choose one's commitments, and then commit to one's choices. However, having only one kid in the Science Fair this year made this year's Science Fair a fine project for just that kid and her Dadda to do together. I left it all to them--I incorporated some time for Willow to work on her project during our school days, and I helped her write a reference guide, and she dictated her report to me, and I helped her rehearse her presentation, but she and Matt did all the hands-on dirty work, which included making several paper airplanes, flying each of them 20 times and measuring each flight, averaging and line graphing all the flights, and making some pretty kick-ass graphics to represent the data. It's good to have a graphic designer for a father!
Here's Will rehearsing her presentation, the day of the Science Fair:
She was really proud of her project (as she should be!), and pretty excited to share it--
--and, okay, maybe a little nervous, too--
--at least until she's distracted by Matt:
|We call this the Willow Death Glare. We are often its victims.|
Fortunately, the other side of the conference room was free--a perfect place, really, for the flying of paper airplanes:
Across town, Syd and I finished our rehearsal, ran to the car, sped over to the library, screeched into a parking spot, and galloped inside, just missing the last presentation, but just in time for the socialization. Homeschoolers are a diverse bunch, and although we see friends from this group a few times a week, there are other friends that we only see at these types of events, so there's a lot of playing to get done in a short amount of time.
And, of course, a lot of smiles to let out:
What can I say? Science makes us happy!