We just got home from the science fair and I am really disappointed in the winner they picked for the 5th grade. I am not one of those parents that is upset when my kid doesn't win something and truly I think there were many other worthy winners, but the kid that won did a taste test between brand name soda and off brand soda. For me it wasn't very scientific but more like a marketing thing. (cont. below)Answer Question
Answer by Geminus at 8:05 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by Geminus at 8:07 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by momof2boys423 at 8:09 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
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Answer by Geminus at 8:13 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by the3jsandme at 8:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by Geminus at 8:14 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
You need to check what the criteria was for judging the project. The students should be judged on how they follow the scientific process. The other experiments you listed may sound cooler, but if they didn't follow the guidelines or do the board correctly they would lose points. There are very specific criteria that need to be followed in order to earn the most points. The winner may have had an advantage because her mom knew what was expected.
I wouldn't write a letter. Why don't you just ask your daughter's teacher about it?
Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
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