Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Noteworthy

With being busy, sick, having our computer in Miami getting a new hard drive, and getting ready to leave next week for our month-long vacation to Colorado, we have been away from our blog.  But we have some noteworthy news to share this week- Brennan's experiment for the school science fair won first place in the 1st and 2nd grade category. We were impressed because Brennan thought up everything on his own and carried out most all of it by himself.

His experiment- does a paper airplane fly further with a pointed nose or a flat nose.  And surprisingly, the results showed that out of two identical paper airplanes, the one with a folded, flat nose flies much further than a pointed nose airplane.  Go figure.... 



I think Payton should have won first place also in her age group for her fun and unique experiment.  Her experiment- is Dora the Explorer's head (proportionately) the same size as a real person.  After taking measurements from many different test subjects, her results showed (if you didn't already know) that Dora's head is way too big for her body! The pictures on the bottom of her presentation show our test subjects if they lived in Dora's world.  


As a side note, this awesome tree house is inside the library at school. The inside is hollow so the children can go inside and take the stairs up to the balcony during library time.  

4 comments:

lexy said...

Congratulations to both of you!!! :) Grrrrrrrreat job!!

Anonymous said...

Assume Job Brennan, I am proud of you for thinking up that experiment and caring it out.

Way to go Payton, that show real creativity. Your mom will tell you what that means.

Grandpa.

Burt Family said...

So happy to finally see a post from the Allred's, I was beginning to wonder if the ocean waves took you away to South Africa or something :)
Way to go Brennan on your science project, that was a very creative idea. Payton, I always thought Dora's head was to big for her body; thank you for finally solving that question :)
Have fun in Colorado and Beth maybe I can get a phone call while your stateside???

The Benjamins said...

CONGRATS to Brennan and Payton for your amazing creativity!!! We are so proud of you both....Great Job!!