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Science fairs suck. They’ve always sucked, and they suck even more now than when we were in school. Because the Internet. No elementary school kids are asking real science questions that they really want real answers to. Kids come home with a list of requirements, and parents Google the cheapest, fastest, and least-lame way to help their kid get an A.
But this year at my house, science fair did not suck because my daughter is awesome. She asked a real science question that she wanted a real answer to: How long does it take for an egg to blow up in the microwave? This like all great science fair projects was inspired by America’s Funniest Home Videos. And we got more science learning done than we bargained for because we also discovered how many eggs it takes to blow up a microwave. Read more
That’s what I really wish someone would’ve told me.
“Jumping the cliff” is our euphemism in Thriveal for quitting your day job and going out on your own. It’s a scary proposition. When you jump, you’re in free fall and rock bottom is staring you right in the face.
I felt the ground was coming faster than my wings could flap, so I prolonged the jump. In the name of “preparing” myself, I did a lot to avoid the plunge. Looking back on it now, I can see a few trends: Read more