Friday, December 11, 2009

Science Fair

Look who got a blue ribbon at the Science Fair last night!

Over the summer we had a few trees cut down. We cut them into firewood, but we weren't sure what kind of wood it was and whether or not it would be worth burning in our fireplace. Fast forward a few months and it was time to pick a science fair project. I saw an idea online about seeing what kinds of wood burned better than others. Logan liked this idea, especially because it involved playing with, ehem, I mean working with fire.

We gathered logs from three different trees; American Elm, Black Locust and Sycamore. We ID'd the trees by the leaves and bark. We burned each piece of wood, timed it and recorded our findings. We were very surprised that the sycamore burned the longest and the black locust, though thoroughly dried out, was full of moisture pockets that when heated, snapped and popped and sent out sparks galore! It was a fun. We're very proud of Logan!


duchess said...

Great job Logan!!
I may have to borrow this idea one day.

Tracee said...

Great job Logan! I'm so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the coat too!