Saturday, January 22, 2022

Science Fairs, success or not

 

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No one had been injured…that was important to remember.  As hindsight with spectacular telescopic vision showed, the procedure had not been smooth in its execution.

Science Fair Booth 206 wanted to create floating incandescent orbs by using plasma globes with various neon gases within, connected to stacks of framed sheets of copper. Then five car batteries would be connected, the switch thrown, and Bob's your uncle.

Many scientific safety protocols and principles were not applied here. Booths 206 through 210 were not occupied at the time, except for little Billy in his booth 206.  
 
Booths 206 through 210 were blown sky high, along with Billy and his volcano project. After all was cleared, Billy could not be found. His fair partner Wendell said that he had heard Billy's whoops and hollers.
 
"He seemed really happy," Wendell added.

This is a Wed. Words writing challenge from 2018. Underlined words were via Delores, who has retired and Elephant's Child is now providing the words in the future. 

 

24 comments:

  1. I am sure I knew Billy!!!!
    Sherry & jack in a new campsite, but still in Florida!

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  2. Love that EC took over this challenge and your words and story actually made me smile.

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  3. Well at least Billy seemed happy wherever he was or ended up. But did they keep looking for him?

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  4. Now you have me thinking about plasma globes. I've always thought I should by one but never have. Fathers day present?

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  5. Billy's has gone to the head of the class.

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  6. Methinks Billy needed to shout, Shazam!

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  7. Billy sounds a lot like my #2 Son, who was always trying to do something spectacular.

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    1. I hope that somewhere along the line, he had success.

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  8. This brought back memories of my kid's science fair projects and how I really dreaded "helping" them with the creations hoping for a good outcome! Thankfully no explosions! Every classroom had a "Billy" bound for greatness! Ha!

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    1. I feel so guilty that I assigned those science fairs. They were so much work and parents did most of it.

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