gwdeveloper 275 Posted February 15, 2012 Share Posted February 15, 2012 Just wanted to let you guys know that my daughter took 1st place for the 3rd grade at her school's science fair. She's going to the regional event on March 29th. We're pretty excited. Now she's pretty sure she wants to be rich and a scientist. haha Her project was (and this was totally her idea) to test magnifying glasses on solar panels to see if she could make more power. I taught her how to solder and use wikipedia. She did all of her wire stripping, soldering, data collecting and graphs. Together, we built 2 Solar FLED engines so she could have a working display. Unfortunately, her hypothesis didn't work out for her but mostly due to the experimentation. Using the magnifying glasses, in her experiments, made less power. I didn't want to crash her brain too much so we didn't get into focal lengths of the lenses as this was more about her experiment being done her way. Now, we've got some time to work on her robot again. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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