Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Alpha Fair

This year Kyle was able to participate in the Alpha Fair. It was a great experience for him and a lot of work. His Topic was Misconceptions-What False Facts do we believe? It was actually really interesting and I learned quite a bit.
For instance, did you know that the accused at the Salem Witch Trials were not burned at the stake, they were either executed or died in prison?
Or did you know that Thomas Edison did NOT invent the light bulb?
Or that Vikings did not have horns on their helmets (except for ceremonies)?
That Christopher Columbus and European Intellects did not think the world was flat?
That the declaration of independence was not signed on July 4?

That Paul Revere did NOT yell "The British are Coming."
That the Chicago fire was not started by Mrs. OLeary's cow but that the actual cause is unknown..

 His board had some misconceptions on it and then he had some artifacts that were illustrations of his points. Then he made a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire game for people to test their knowledge.
Here he is by his display at the Fair.  I thought for the first time he ever did a project of this magnitude that he did a pretty nice job. His seemed on par with the other kids so that was good.

Parents, teachers, and other students walked around and observed (interacted) with the displays of each child. It ended up being kind of fun, but lets say I am not really interested in doing it again anytime soon!!!!!

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