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Friday, May 20, 2005

Science Project

I know, I've referred to this phenomenon before. But it just hit me right between the eyes.
My daughter, who learns in a chassidishe Bais Yakov type school with a respectable secular studies program (which is itself a subject for a posting when contrasted with the comparable boys institution) was assigned a science project, preferably experimental, along with the rest of the class.
Now all of us know how to get a science project in BP. You simply call up your local Nobel Prize Laureate, and ask him for his discarded experiments.

But seriously, there are only 5 ways to get this done: (Ideas are ordered by educational worth)
1. The school provides books with ideas, and preferably a lab and/or a resource person.
2. The children go to the public library for research.
3. The children go to Barnes and Noble or Borders and buy a book of science experiments.
4. The child goes on the internet.
5. The parent goes on the internet for him.

Number 1 is not provided.
Number 2 is prohibited.
Number 3 is prohibited.
Number 4 is prohibited.
Number 5 is prohibited.

Footnote: The children all produced science projects.

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I continue to apologize for the paucity of my recent posts. I respectfully request those of you who follow this blog or feel it worthwhile to please wish me well in my business endeavors.


Anonymous kendall deerson said...

i don't understand your problem. the solution is option number one.
just call your uncle in philadelphia.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is "your uncle" in Philadelphia?

10:17 AM  
Blogger ClooJew said...

This seems, lulei demistafina, a classic case of "If a man's reach does not exceed his grasp, then what's a heaven for?"

Yes. We want to ban the internet entirely, yet we have to cut corners and get things done.

What concerns/confuses me is this: Are parents actually banned from the library? or buying (kosher) science books?

10:22 AM  
Blogger ClooJew said...


Much hatzlachah in your business endeavors.

My suggestion, lulei demistafina, is to pace your postings--say once a week. If you find yourself glutted with ideas, spread them out over time since your creative inspiration will go through fallow periods.

Many a blog has burned itself out after several months of serial postings.

10:25 AM  
Blogger anonymous said...

Your kids are not allowed to go to the library or bookstores? Even with parents?????

I wish you well in your business endeavors, both on- and offline (not sure which you mean!).

11:08 AM  
Blogger Leapa said...

Anon: Not everyone has a Noble Prize class uncle, either - eh?

Cloo: Parents aren't banned - but it won't help for shidduchim. Kosher science books are no prob - but where to get them?

Cloo: Appreciate the wishes, as well as the suggestions. Is 'over posting' why the several "shkutzim blogs have gone under lately?

Anon: Yes, thank you, offline.

11:25 AM  
Blogger ClooJew said...

There are shkutzim blogs??? Where? Where?


I just started my blog, so let's see how long I, lulei demistafina, last before I start dishing out advice.

If libraries are a problem for shidduchim perhaps you or I should start a books gemach.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Leapa said...

Not a bad idea.
I won't give you the names, but they're two links away from mine.

11:44 AM  
Blogger TheProf said...

Hatzlocho Reb Leapa. My solution, which I've done several times over the last few years. (GASP) I go to AOL for Kids and get science info including experiments.

9:24 AM  

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