Emelie Earns Extra Credit in Science With 100% Recycled Birdhouse!

Heather, who blogs at OhMy StinkinHeck, proudly tells the blogosphere about her daughter Emelie’s efforts to earn some extra credit in science (with a great recycling twist). Emelie needed only 2 more points to have a 100% in science, and she was determined to get those points. But was she content with something mediocre, worth ONLY two points? Not this young woman!

Emelie decided that her project would involve materials that were already around the house, and what she ended up with was a birdhouse that any environmentally conscious bird would be proud to call home.

Using plastic bottles and lids, bubble wrap, leftover paint and wafer board, and a few other “odds and ends,” Emelie built a birdhouse like no other.

We are ESPECIALLY proud of Emelie because she did this entire project herself. When a parent does any kind of project for a student, there is no deserved pride. Emelie did a wonderful job and she earned the praise she very naturally received.

Way to go, Emelie. And thank you, Heather, for sharing this story with us.

Let us know if you have a science project you want to share.

8 replies
  1. Natalie
    Natalie says:

    Cheers for Emelie!
    And cheers to the website for featuring the hard work and sweet skills of children.
    I am so happy to have been led to this new (to me) website… it’s like a treasure chest of sciency goodness!

  2. Aunt Denise
    Aunt Denise says:

    Wow, it looks awesome. You are helping the environment and giving a bird family a new home. Keep up the good work!

  3. Max
    Max says:

    Please explain to me how this birdhouse is helping the environment? Sure, there’s stuff on it that’s recyclable, but what happens to it when it’s no longer wanted?
    I just don’t see what the big deal is about this birdhouse.

  4. Jane
    Jane says:

    Well, Max, a child designed and made it all by herself, buying nothing, and using only materials that were left over from something else. She thought it up and she created it with no help from any adult. If the time comes that the birdhouse is no longer usable, everything she used to make it can be recycled or biodegraded. The birdhouse is a BIG DEAL because it is the brainchild of a young girl, and because she made it with no help from anyone else. Emelie’s imagination and creativity made “something” out of “nothing.” Not many adults have that ability.

    Congratulations all over again, Emelie. Way to sparkle!

  5. maria davis
    maria davis says:

    how did you get extra credit that way i wanna know becuz i am failing science please help
    maria E. davis thanks!


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