I have a 13 year old who LOVES Science. I often find myself the victim of his endless science facts and long explanations. And usually, these conversations end about 1/2 way through when my eyes gloss over and I start to snore.
But there are times when I am intrigued... Like this last week. He had an assignment to make a Cell. But the Teacher said it had to be edible.
So, he made a list of things he needed and off to the store we went.
His Cell is a 1/2 a Grape, inside 1/2 a peach.. inside 1/2 a Honeydew Melon.
Then we used various candy for the other parts.
His teacher told him she had never seen one made from fruit in all her years. Kids typically use a giant cookie, or a cake.
He was surprised that he was the first to use fruit. He told her "Really? Because fruit was the first thing that came to my mind." And she told him she was impressed with his "out of the box" thinking and gave him extra credit!
He didn't even wait to tell me he had an "A+".. he called me from the bus.