Last Christmas season, during the fellowship hour between Sunday morning sessions at church, a nine-year-old girl named Dana presented to those gathered her idea for a science research project. Her initiative was intriguing, so I wanted to keep track of how it developed.
Each Sunday thereafter I would ask her how her project was developing, since it had to do with germination of ordinary Christmas seeds. For the first few weeks nothing seemed to be happening and it was clear that Dana's interest was sagging.
But, one Sunday she came to church beaming. A few seeds had begun to sprout! And she was excited. Now she could watch and keep track while a drama unfolded on her project's stage.
"Welcome to science!" I said to her that day and gave her a hug. "Keep me posted on how it develops." Below are her project's results as recently reported on a poster board.
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Full Report Board
The Question and Hypothesis