Hi Folks! Here’s the latest — a brilliant Chinese plot to crush America’s lead in science and technology!
Oh wait. Seems it is just one Colorado school’s list of science fair rules. Thanks, reader Bree, for sending it in. The list:
For safety: Project displays and posters may NOT contain any of the following:
NO: Organisms (living or dead).
NO: Microbial cultures/fungi/molds/bacteria/parasites.
NO: Plants in Soil.
NO: Flammable Substances.
So I guess if you are doing a science experiment involving the effect of dust on a desk, you’re ok. But beyond that, it gets very tricky. And, worse, interesting. And so it is verboten. All for the safety of the kids, of course. — Lenore
- Not welcome at the fair. PHOTO CREDIT: Meneer Zjeroen http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuskyn/ / CC BY 2.0
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