Can you believe what my public schooled, common cored daughter told me?!
The school is having a science fair (damn common core) and she's doing a project with spectroscopy. I had to talk her down from wanting to do something with dark matter.
ETA: she's in sixth grade
2nd ETA: before I get too many more questions about how common core applies to the science fair: it doesn't, which was my point; I blame my public school education for my failure to successfully apply the hyperbole I was aiming for...