Well, the mad dash to get the science project done is over. We handed in the "Lab Report" yesterday with all the pertinent information and got up this morning to do the display board. It turned out quite well, I think (forgot to take a picture, dang it). Z happily carted it off to school this morning. The actual Science Fair is somewhere around the end of the month (naughty mommy can't keep track of this stuff!) I think, so I will try to remember to take a picture of it then. Hope everything is still stuck to it by the time the science fair rolls around!
In the lull after the storm, I said to Darling Man, "We really need to emphasize to ZBoy that he needs to START on this stuff when it's assigned and not wait until the last day to get it done."
DM came back with, "But he's gotten A's on everything he's done that way - the black scientist, the indians..."
"But DM, those things weren't necessarily important. When will he ever need to know anything about Cornelia Gillyard or Seneca Indians again? Those are exercises in research and putting together information. Science is something that he'll need to remember - and you can't do that in a mad dash, throw-together presentation!"
DM allowed as I was probably right about that. We'll see how things shake out the next time there's a long term project in the offing...