My Science Experience

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When I was about seven years old, about a week after school got out for the summer, I burnt my entire stomach with boiling water solely because I was trying to cook Kraft mac and cheese with the sun. If there’s anything I learned from this experience, it’s that if you need to say something, don’t keep quiet. When I was a little girl, I had always hated barbies and disney princesses with a passion. I thought they were stupid, and the barbies I did have were hidden in the back of me and my brother’s shared closet. What I did like to do, however, was science experiments. I would mix things together and pour them on the grass to see what would happen, or do basically anything that made a mess. One day, I had the ingenious idea to try and cook mac and cheese using the power of the sun on a ninety degree day. I dug a small, toy plastic spaghetti pot out of the back of my closet where it was sitting with various fake food items and cooking utensils. Somehow, I climbed onto the countertop and managed to reach the top shelf where the elbow noodles were located, and poured them into the pot along with sink water hot enough it hurt my hands a little. Then, I went outside and sat down on the rough wooden porch with the pot in my hands, waiting for the noodles to cook. After about fifteen minutes, my grandmother opened the door and saw me there. Of course, she had no clue what I was trying to do. She assumed that the little seven year old who could not cook was hungry and attempting
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