BratzBasher’s class has been presenting their science projects this week. I’ve been enjoying hearing about the different projects and what BB thinks about them. This morning, as we waited for her bus, she told me about Antarctica‘s project. It asked, “Which scented candle burns the longest — WhiteRain, or Apple?” She titled it “Let There Be Light!” I know I shouldn’t be surprised (I mean, this is Antarctica we’re talking about), but Whiskey Tango?! Seriously?!
So my Question of the Day: What is the dumbest science project you’ve ever heard of? This can be a project conducted by “professionals” or school children. Antarctica gets my vote.
I have to admit, though, that my favorite science project I’ve seen (in the humor category) was one done by a sixth grader about the effects of cigarette smoke on plants. The student’s mom smoked, so he grew two plants in 2-liter soda bottles (one for him and one for mom) and had his mom blow cigarette smoke into hers every day. The plants were on display. The student’s was pretty much dead, but the mom’s was flourishing. In the post-experiment comments he mentioned that his plant probably would have turned out better if he’d watered it.