Although I think the % of kids that cry is closer to 99% than 75, I also think this is the best Science Project I’ve ever seen. Andrea Shuman Freedman, a former chemistry teacher and Science fair judge, agrees.
I can say with confidence that nothing makes kids hate science more than being REQUIRED to enter science fairs. Do we make every student who takes music lessons join the band?
The kids who are interested in science should be encouraged to enter science fairs, just like kids who enjoy playing instruments should be able to join an orchestra or band.
The last thing we need are more projects like these.