Friday, March 9, 2007

Why I hate science!

It's 12:36am and I just finished assembling Mackenzie's first science fair project. Now, in all fairness, Mackenzie did the actual experiment and has done all the research. Tonight, while I was at meetings, she typed up all her information. Because I had procrastinated (despite Kenzie's constant reminders) the entire project, we were left with few options since it had to be done in a short amount of time. In light of our healthy living, Kenzie opted for the "chips" project to figure out which kind are the most greasy. She thought she'd get to eat them and was bummed when I told her we were throwing them away after we test them. (In case you're wondering we figured it wasn't actually related to the fat content.) ANYWAY. I have never liked science. While I appreciate understanding how everything works, there is a lot to know about science. And you have to know. It's pretty much the way it works and how it goes, no room for give or take. Like, blood is only made up of certain stuff. You can't just add stuff in there and still call it blood. Don't get me started about the rest of the human anatomy, chemistry, herbology, etc. The beauty about English and Arts is the opportunity to explain and analyze in all sorts of different ways, without anyone having to be wrong. However, with science and math there is a right answer. It stresses me out. Like, the fact that our hypothesis was wrong totally bums me out. I think I should somehow be able to rationalize why the higher fat-contented chips should be more greasy. Oh well. Mackenzie, of course, wants to win first place. (Why, you ask? Because she would get her picture in the yearbook. ) Ugh, yeah. Not so sure how that's all gonna work out. Maybe the field will be small. I can't think there are too many 2nd graders (and their parents) who'd sign up to do this voluntarily. We'll see.

6 comments:

Beth said...

Oh...the memories. I think in the pre-existence, SCIENCE PROJECTS had to be designated as one of the trials of earth life, like sickness and sin. I think the hardest part is coming up with the idea in the first place. Please, just tell me what you want me to figure out!

Leslie said...

I hope you BOTH win first prize!

Daniel said...

Dude That is one of your old ones from back in the day I remember!!!

barlows said...

Just to clarify, MY science project was about tastebuds and NOT about the leaking grease of chips. Don't be spreading bad rumors about my scientific ethics, Daniel!

Nan said...

Too funny:) That is the reason that I LOVE math & science. Hard concrete facts...you are either right or wrong:) I'm all for being creative but I never thought it was fair in school to be graded by the teachers opinion of your work. Example: The only D that I EVER received in my life came from Mrs. Brooker (sophmore year, English II D.S.) because she didn't like the topic I chose for my paper!!!!! I will never understand why that woman hated me so much but I have many more examples of her despising me and my writings (btw...it never had to do with grammar):) Math and science rock!!

Daniel said...

I Say Tomayto, You Say Tomahto

You have Scientific Ethics too. How many Ethics does one person need I am starting to think that you may need to see someone about this codependency on Ethics. I am sure there is a program out there.