It’s “Try-it Tuesday,” again! Not only do I have today’s experiment for you, but last week’s, as well. Let’s start with last week’s since order is good.
As I mentioned before, we have no formal science curriculum this year. So, we are all over the board. I found this fun lesson on one of my favorite blogs, Under the Sycamore. Right away I knew we would give it a try!
I still have physical therapy for my knee on Tuesdays, so this one was all about my husband. I LOVE how he lets Malachi give the egg drop a shot. Malachi had one success, and one failure. Though, I’m sure he counted it all success in his little head!
Apparently, eggs got old after a while, so they experimented on other objects. Apple sauce: failure. Tabasco: success.
Now, let’s move on to today! This experiment also came from a favorite blog, Learn, Play, Imagine. I basically chose this one because we had all the ingredients on hand — soda left over from Valentine’s Day, and Nerds leftover from our Saige movie night. Balloons from who-knows-where!
The experiment is simple, really. Use a funnel to fill the balloon with Nerd’s. (Not really full, mind you — just a small amount will do!) Attach the balloon to the soda, and empty the Nerds in. Watch what happens!
We use Science journals to record all our
fun learning. I love their drawings, and their hypotheses. This time they guessed that the nerds would float, one guessed they would sink, and one guessed a rainbow would form. They were excited to see the balloon inflate.
Ok, well one girl was not excited. She actually was yelling “Stop!” I think she thought it was going to explode. I’m not a balloon fan either, Sierra!
And, the best part? Eating the results.