Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Science Week - Summer Theme Weeks

Again. Not a lot of WOW! this week. But we managed to get some fun science stuff in!

We learned that baking soda and vinegar doesn't JUST make a volcano blow, it also blows up a balloon!

First, gather your supplies:
Baking Soda
Plastic water bottles
Funnel (Not shown)

Add the vinegar to the water bottle (about 1/3) and water 3/4 of the way. Then put baking soda into the balloon using the funnel and the straw to help pack it in.

Gently attach the balloon to the mouth of the bottle. Don't let the baking soda fall into the bottle until you're ready!

All that is left to do is to dump the baking soda into the bottle and watch it blow!

Did you know that I have magical kiddos? No really, I do. They can make soda cans stand on their edges without tipping over! (Okay, so there is a science to it, but whatever)

Get a can of soda. Pour a little more than half into another glass and carefully tip it on it's edge. The leftover liquid in the can is perfectly balanced. Pretty amazing!

Then proceed to eat Oreos and wash them down with soda.

We grew crystals this week!

I found this kit at the Dollar Store and thought, it would be interesting to see if it works. It does. Not entirely too exciting, but it did waste away 10 minutes or so.

Follow the directions and watch the crystals grow!

This week, we are trying our hand at Cowboy/Camping!

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