Once again it was time to judge one of the local elementary school science fairs:
I was mysteriously drawn to food related displays
and was astounded to see color pictures of molded cheese. (No, I wasn’t !) Well, if you are in fifth grade at this school you are required to submit something for the science fair. Yet another study of moldy cheese will do nicely.
I may have missed the point on this one…
Theobroma cocao or Cocao, food of the gods
Forget about phase VI polymorphic transformation of your cocoa butter; Just eat your blooming chocolate!
Ugh! Bread mold! Not again!
This year was not the best examples of 5 grade work. I’ve seen better in previous years and I really can’t remember seeing so many examples of 1) Corroded Penny Experiments or 2) Molding Bread. I am guessing that some years are better than others. The example above is actually from a fourth grade student who was not required to enter in the science fair. I presented her with a first place award with the stipulation that she NOT enter a bread mold experiment next year.