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     October 24, 2019      #36-297 KDJ
 

Scott Reeder: Adults interfere too often with

By Scott Reeder

SPRINGFIELD — Middle school parents, beware.

Youngsters across Illinois are preparing for the annual science fair competition.

Why do I warn parents, but not their children? Well, sometimes it seems these competitions are more between adults than their kids.

This year, I sat with my 11-year-old at the kitchen table and we brainstormed potential experiments she could perform.

I suggested measuring how quickly different fabrics burn.

By Scott Reeder

SPRINGFIELD — Middle school parents, beware.

Youngsters across Illinois are preparing for the annual science fair competition.

Why do I warn parents, but not their children? Well, sometimes it seems these competitions are more between adults than their kids.

This year, I sat with my 11-year-old at the kitchen table and we brainstormed potential experiments she could perform.

I suggested measuring how quickly different fabrics burn.

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