Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tooth and Science Fair

We took this picture at the beginning of March, when Jake announced that his bottom right tooth was wiggly. 
 This is the after -- when his tooth came out 2 weeks later. Oh! And he got new glasses during that time. His new ones look so good on him.
 Right around the time of the wiggly tooth, Jake's school announced sign-ups for the science fair. Jake immediately wanted to participate. When I asked him what question he wanted to answer, he thought for a moment and then said "why do baby teeth fall out?" So that was the starting point. Luckily, he happened to have a dentist appointment scheduled the following week, so we came up with a list of 3 questions to ask of his dentist in an interview. The result was extremely cute, with his dentist being a great sport and answering the questions.

Then Mike and Jake searched the internet for pictures and further explanations. We picked up our board from school and started to work on drawing the pictures, typing the explanations, and determining what photos we needed. On the right hand side are some photos of Jake's school friends, with a various mixture of missing/baby/adult teeth.
 Day of the Science Fair -- Gramma came to see.
 Then the Science Buddies came along and Jake explained his questions and research. They also asked him some really great questions, such as "do you think everyone's baby teeth fall out?" ("Yes.")

The principal came along and Jake was able to tell her about his research!
 The 4 of us :)

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