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  •  actually she thought it would just smoke (2+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, prgsvmama26

    Exploding was not her intended result. She didn't know what she was doing. And she should have gotten a few days of detention for mixing chemicals together carelessly, unsupervised, and without consulting a teacher. That's it. No expulsion, no prosecution.

    •  she should have had some guidance from (1+ / 0-)
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      the science teacher.

      I've never participated in - or even seen - a science fair, so I have no idea what the usual procedures are, but I find it unusual that she was not mentored in preparing this "experiment". That, by itself, shows teacher neglect, or poor planning for the fair, at the least.

      Lots and lots of people don't know that common household cleaning fluids can be dangerous if improperly stored or mixed.

      How many Californians living in earthquake zones have the cleaning fluids stored near each other that can produce noxious combinations, if not explosions?

      Why wasn't her experiment vetted, why wasn't she mentored? That's what I don't understand about this story.

      "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

      by fhcec on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:45:48 PM PDT

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