Monday, September 13, 2010

Science on Tap

Well, don't be too disappointed, but this post isn't entirely about our science projects. But we have done one more experiment that we wanted to share with everyone. This, in my opinion, has been the coolest one so far. Supplies needed:

wide dish or sink (must be clean, soap and dirt free- we used an 9 x 13 baking dish)
dish liquid
index card

Cut the index card into the shape of a boat, pointed tip with a flat bottom. Cut a 1 inch square in the center of the flat bottom. The following video shows the whole experiment:

Pretty neat, huh?

Also on tap for school today was a craft for our maple syrup study. We have been learning some pretty neat things about how maple syrup is made and even more about where maple syrup is made. Austin and I have decided that we really want to visit Vermont in the spring when they have their maple syrup festival! We made 3D maple trees.
our supplies: maple leaf confetti and brown pipe cleaners

twist 8 pipe cleaners together, and then spread the ends like branches

we used hot glue to attach the leaves

the finished product, cute, right?

We must have felt crafty today. After finishing our maple trees, we made 'Halloween cards' for our pen pals Jonah and Jillian. I cut all of the card stock paper but the kids did everything else.

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