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ImageOn Tuesday afternoon, I had fun talking with some Victoria County students and their parents as they set up science fair projects at the Community Center. The 2009 fair will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

If you've never been to a science fair, I won't lie to you. I wouldn't rank the excitement with riding the Zipper at the County Fair, but I did find some interesting projects as I walked the makeshift aisles.

Part reminiscent, part grateful, I realized how long it has been since I did a science fair project.

I believe the year was ... (Just kidding. I can't remember what the project was or when I did it anyway.)

Back to why I think you should go: First, it's not as bad as you would think (or maybe I thought.) From simple experiments like testing if salt really melts ice to more complex ones such as how blade size affects the energy production of wind turbines (no, I didn't make either of those up), the posters are easy to read and entertaining at times. Second, the exhibit is a lot like a newspaper. You can skip what you want.

So, if you have plans this Thursday, make room in your schedule to swing by the Community Center and see the projects.

If you don't have plans, make plans and then make room in your schedule to go.

Just kidding of course. But where else will you get to see science performed by kindergartners?