Saturday, March 21, 2009

Educational Fair

Our homeschool group had an Educational Fair last week. It was similar to an old fashioned science fair. Each student chose a state to explore in depth. Then they made a presentation on that state. They also made a dish native to the state they chose, so we could sample them.


My son, Mitchell, chose Hawaii. It was interesting to learn some new things about Hawaii that I didn't know. For instance, did you know Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world if measured from the base of the Pacific Ocean to it's peak? I also learned that Kilauea has been spewing lava continously since 1983. That is really cool!


I learned a lot from the displays by other children. Some of my favorites were Georgia, Florida, and Missouri. It was a very fun night. They even had a train for little ones to take a pretend trip around the country. Everyone who participated got a certificate with a blue ribbon.

6 comments:

Tatersmama said...

What a cool project!
What dish did your son make? I had poi (is that spelled right?) once and I didn't like it much...LOL!

Mildred said...

How very interesting. Way to go Mitchell!

Donna(mom24boyz) said...

That is a good idea. Another fun one for kids is to do projects on people's proffessions. My son did that in KG and it was so cute to see all the kids dressed up in outfits of professions they hoped to be. Doctors, Nurses, vets, lawyers, etc. The kids wrote a little about the profesions and made display boards. Really fun. I might suggest this to our coop.

Wendy said...

That's a pretty cool idea! Love the little volcano. And love the "covered dish supper" idea, too. Hope you have a great week!

Carolina Mama said...

He did great! So sweet. Thanks for sharing. Glad you're excited about your book. Let me know how you like it. :)

MommaB said...

so cute....I remember my kids doing those porjects....brings back memories