Help with Science

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Registered: 11-28-2006
Help with Science
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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 2:49am

Kirsty you may be able to help with this matter.


Chris 8th grade has a project due.

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Registered: 09-07-2006
In reply to: tebald
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 9:57am

My son got this kit last year

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Registered: 06-25-2005
In reply to: tebald
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 10:02am
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Registered: 11-28-2006
In reply to: tebald
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 11:25am
Thanks guys, those help a great deal!
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Registered: 04-28-2007
In reply to: tebald
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 7:25pm
Funny; my first thought was glitter.
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Registered: 11-28-2006
In reply to: tebald
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 12:27am

Well he has the academics down. Doesn't even need to write it down as he has memorized it all. But trying to get him to transfer whats in his head to a clay model is different.

We have printed out stuff, pics etc. He is still resisting. The project is due tomorrow.

As I told my sister and mother today, I am just happy that he can do the academics, and sometimes in life you just have to accept what's about to happen and deal. If I have to push my kid thru school by the skin of his teeth, then thats what I do.

I just wish he could get more help with this kinda stuff as sometimes I feel lost. He has so much more potential.

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Registered: 01-07-2008
In reply to: tebald
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 5:10pm

OMG you have just described my worst nightmare. Euan would be paralysed by that for exactly the same reasons. And I am afraid I am craft-challenged in the extreme (I was thrown out of home ec class for being unable to thread a needle or sew on a button). Unfortunately, due to time zone differences, Euan has gone to bed and I am stumped. the milky way is huge and unmanageable: can he do part of it in the kind of detail that would meet his high standards? Can he map out the whole thing - as a drawing or plan, with a key and diagrams - and then build a small part of it with your help? Translating this perfect huge vision phsyically into the imperfect world of clay is going to drive him mad, but maybe he can cope with getting part of it right?

Good luck!!

Kirsty, mum to Euan (11, Aspergers Syndrome) Rohan (7, NT) and Maeve (4, NT)

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Registered: 11-28-2006
In reply to: tebald
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 6:49pm

Thanks Kirsty, you have some good ideas here. Frankly I am starting to hate this project lol. Chris will be home soon and I can suggest that. He normally gets extra time on his assignments so maybe we can work on this over the weekend.

UGH, I am NOT looking forward to High School!

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Registered: 11-28-2006
In reply to: tebald
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 3:08pm

Okay I emailed his RSP and Science teacher this morning and it really sounds like Chris is going wayyyy far above what he needs to do. Other kids are doing simple things like with posters ect and not going to the extent like my son is doing lol.

So maybe if he hears this from his other teachers and they are the ones that give him better ideas on how to do this, it will work. I can say the same thing, but with chris it won't have as much weight because I will hear "But the teacher said..." lol.

I'll let you know how it goes.