Thursday, July 8

science experiment

Conner got a Totally Funky Science kit for Christmas, and it's been sitting on the shelf waiting for the right opportunity.  This summer has been the time!  Since we all know I haven't been sewing much in the afternoons (with him not being at school) that leaves some great one-on-one time for us.
ok... maybe not always great.  But we're trying!
The kit is full of a lot of basic stuff (flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt) and a few fun things like red cabbage juice powder, citric acid and polyacrylamide crystals.  It also has some little measuring spoons, mixing cups, and a dropper.
We've been playing with it according to their directions and made some beautiful crystals in a test tube.  Today he had a friend over and we adapted their directions a little so as not to use the special supplies all up.
It's baking soda, lemon juice, and a bunch of different food coloring.  Conner calls it "Fireworks" because it's fizzy and has so many colors.  It was a lot of fun!!!  All we did was pour a pile of baking soda on the plate, put drops of food coloring around the pile, and then dropped lemon juice on it.

1 comment:

MaryAnne said...

Amazing how much fun can be had with a few simple kitchen ingredients =)