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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Help a mother out


Oh, mother* can you spare 30 seconds?

My kids have a science experiment due any day now, and have just settled on something they think is pretty neat. But I need your help (and the help of your kids if they are willing).

First please visit this page. You'll see this:

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When you have a moment, click on "Go to first test". As soon as you see the pictures of animals, read them aloud (focus on the pictures, not the words). When you have reached the last animal, hit "Finish" and write down your time.

Then hit "Continue Experiment", and as soon as the second test loads, name the animals you see, trying to ignore the words written across their bodies. Hit "Finish" and write down this time.

Then send me your two times, either as a comment to this post, or as an email to: fairlyoddmother@inbox.com . If your kids do the test too, please let me know the age of each child and whether or not they can read yet.

Thanks so much from a big procrastinator and her kids (who aren't too pleased that she signed them up for a homeschool science fair without their knowledge).

I'll accept submissions until Sunday in case you have other family members who want to try it out too. For every result you send me, a fairy gets its wings. Or something like that.

*fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and total strangers are welcome to participate too!

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24 Comments:

Blogger Whirlwind said...

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1:22 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

First time: 11.6 seconds
Second Time: 19.386 seconds

There ya go! Don't say I never did nothin for ya.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Suburb Sierra said...

Age of child : 41
First time: 9.714
Second time: 19.958

1:38 PM  
Blogger AnnetteK said...

That was weird!
First time: 9.295
Second time: 20.192

When Josh gets home from school I'll have him do it too. :)

2:13 PM  
Anonymous JoanneM said...

First time: 15.56

Second time: 24.557

2:41 PM  
Blogger Golden Bryant said...

set 1 21.18
set 2 21.87

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First Time: 19.719
Second Time: 17.359

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

21.031 and 21.796

4:03 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

First - 12.172
Second - 17.951

I'm 34 if it matters.

4:20 PM  
Blogger mek said...

First: 12.324
Second: 16.318

age:40

5:17 PM  
Blogger Hope said...

Age of child: 59

First: 13.536
Second: 20.685

5:49 PM  
Blogger :)De said...

First time: 14.399 seconds
Second Time: 20.236 seconds

6:24 PM  
Blogger :)De said...

oops btw age of child 12 years old.

6:25 PM  
Blogger SabrinaT said...

That was very interesting..

First time. 14.706
Second time. 22.34

Age 30 something..

6:44 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Q. said...

That's so weird!!

Age of child: 40 (blech)
First time: 8.2
Second: 18.0

7:40 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Q. said...

Jamie was:

First: 7.0
Second: 18.6

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

I'm 29.
heh.
34.

10.94
13.3

8:52 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

Forever 29! ok, for the sake of science, I'm 32 :-)

1st 18.945

2nd
20.231

3:22 PM  
OpenID dampscribbler said...

Wow, my times are really long compared to the others. I blame sleep deprivation.

Set 1: 22.685
Set 2: 23.661

8:38 PM  
OpenID dampscribbler said...

Oh, and I'm 44. Beats the alternative.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Patois said...

Oh, golly, I'm slow on the first, too. 16.823 first. 20.137 second.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous Chicky Baby said...

Interesting, very interesting.

1st - 11.665
2nd - 16. 726

I'm 38, btw. :)

2:47 PM  
Blogger Suburb Sierra said...

Alex age 6:
48.229
33.02
He can not read (except sight words)

4:18 PM  
Blogger Suburb Sierra said...

Abby age 8
20.742
25.259
And she can read if she puts her mind to it ;)

4:24 PM  

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