Hi Folks — Here’s an update from Bree, the Boulder, Colo., mom who sent in her daughter’s No-Science at the Science Fair rules (see post below). Turns out Bree’s parents are living in Myanmar (formerly Burma, as in Shave, as in something you do with a sharp object that children should never get anywhere near) and they happened to visit a local science fair. Writes Bree:
They told me that not only was EVERYTHING on this restricted list allowed, kids there were actually outperforming kids here in innovation, outlandish ideas, and actual science!! And they don’t even have electricity, computers, or potable water! But they were allowed not only to experiment, but also to bring those experiments into their school.
The best part – no one was hurt by plants in soil.
What a relief! And I suppose that a little knowledge turned out not to be a such dangerous thing, either. Time to tell the folks in Boulder! Or maybe they should just start studying Burmese.– Lenore
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