She Blinded Me With Science

Well it seems like my posts are getting later and later in the day.  Some of that is by design.  I am seeing if there is an ideal posting time to improve my chances of being read by you folks.  In this case however, my delay was planned.  My daughter had the privilege of attending the district science fair for our city.  She had advanced from the individual school science fair earlier in the month to this event for the city.

This was a pretty neat event.  Our city has done science fairs for a good while now, over sixteen years to be exact.  The event was held at our county events center.  A large facility that plays host to our county fair, home and garden shows, 4H events, and the like.  I was not prepared in the least for how many kids and science displays would greet us when we entered the exhibition hall.  It was wall to wall people.  We would later find out that nearly 600 kids from 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades were participating.  That translated to about 350 or so demonstrations going on.  In addition there were several professional exhibitors there as well with lots of hands on stuff to share from the world of science.

I thought I would share some photos from the experience.

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I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

5 Responses to She Blinded Me With Science

  1. Patti says:

    Great experience! I trust she enjoyed the opportunity.

  2. vakkermom says:

    Is she a science guru? Planning on a career in engineering, chemistry, biology or physics?

    • Mike Lemons says:

      She really likes science…she’s really into astronomy right now…so who knows…

      • vakkermom says:

        Not that you have to be told this, as I’m sure you’re doing it, but encourage her to keep participating in this stuff! At the university where I work we have an annual LEGO engineering event where students aged 6-14 form teams and program LEGO robots to complete set tasks and maneuver a challenge course. It’s a great example of how science can be super fun and educational, too. Perhaps they have something like that in your area at local colleges or universities.

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