Katie Explains the Scientific Method

30 Sep


Katie understands the unique challenges of being a miniature horse.

Dear Katie, I am a 32 inch tall miniature horse.  All the kids are stuck in the house working on science fair projects and ignoring me.  I would like to work on a science fair project, too.  Do you have any ideas?  Signed, Small Fry the Science Guy

Dear Small, you can use many items in your paddock for a science experiment, but if you need more material, just crawl under the fence and get what you need.

You could study if miniature horses prefer grass, dandelions or raspberry bushes by eating all of them.  Or you could time how long it takes for a human to discover that you are no longer in your paddock and catch you.

If you want a more concrete experiment, you could try digging holes in many parts of your paddock and comparing the soil type.  Be sure to dig big holes in front of the gate.  Another option is to chew the wood off various parts of your barn and decide if any parts are easier to chew.  If you find a good spot, just keep chewing.  Good luck- Katie

2 Responses to “Katie Explains the Scientific Method”

  1. The Dancing Rider October 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    Katie, I think I’m going to try the wood-chewing experiment myself. Soon. 😉 Great advice for Small Fry!

    • A New Path October 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Thanks, DR! Let me know how it goes – Katie

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