Thursday, April 21, 2011

Concoctions

Eamon loves to make concoctions. His favorite ingredients are baking soda and vinegar. The resulting reaction never fails to impress. Recently he pulled out the test tubes, beakers and myriad other science paraphenalia in his quest to create the perfect exploding solution. He added glue and dish soap to his usual mix.

He wrote down his plan including the steps he would use to make his mix. He measured, poured, stirred and made adjustments to his plan. 
He studied his creation intently. We talked a bit about the reaction between the vinegar and glue. He decided the glue was too heavy for his plan.
I pulled out a few of our chemistry books including Science in the Kitchen, The Usborne Big Book of Experiments and Fizz, Bubble & Flash! I think I know what we will be doing for the next few weeks.

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