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    Thatís some school project

    Hi. Does it mean "it is easy like a school project"? I don't understand the meaning of the phrase in this particular context. Help me, please.

    "Sturtevant seems to have been a child prodigy: by age 21, he already had a long track record of studying inheritance. Morgan had been impressed by Sturtevant when, still in his teens, he wrote a paper about how horses inherit coat colours — based on observations made as a child, on his father’s farm! The paper was published in a scientific journal, Morgan offered Sturtevant a position in his lab — and the rest is history.
    That’s some school project."

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    Re: Thatís some school project

    No. it means that it was far beyond what we'd expect of a school project.

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    Re: Thatís some school project

    Note that the word some would be heavily stressed in speech.

    That's some school project!

    You can understand some to mean something loosely like 'a very impressive'.
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    Re: Thatís some school project

    You could also say That's quite some school project.

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