Caleb and his good friend Andrei are working as a team in his class Science Fair project!
Caleb pours newly made nectar into feeder using a beaker
This year, their Hypothesis is that the Hummingbirds (in Ladera Ranch) prefer Violet nectars over other colored nectars like Red or Green Nectar. We hung the 3 Nectar bottles in Andrei's yard for 7 days, and he and his mom took some really spectacular pictures!
It turns out they LOVE green nectars most!
Apparently, someone had removed his favorite food and he wasn't happy. But I had to take it down in order to measure the final nectar consumed in each bottle! So, to test your eyesight, see if you can find him in the picture above! [Hint: His beak is facing right]
It was fun to watch the boys go from picking out the topic to this final analysis..... The fun of discovery never ends! The picture below will reveal the final result! Do you know which color (nectar) the birdies ultimately preferred? Good job boys!
Ending amount: 20ml of nectar left in green feeder! 40ml left in red, and 120 ml left in Violet!
~ ~ ~ May 26, 2010 ~ ~ ~ The Big Day!!
We just returned from our Chaparral Science Fair! We were surprised that Caleb and Andrei's project had won a Blue Ribbon! We were there when school let out today and we didn't see a ribbon on their display! Woo hoo! Go Boys! Great teamwork! We enjoyed the yummy root beer ice cream float in the lunch area, and went to Mr. Trager's room to do "bird beak adaptation project", then went to Abbie's future kindergarten playground to visit Mrs. McLaren and play with "liquid goo". She wanted to be done after just 30 seconds! (^_^)