Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Spring Break Science

So Liam's request for Spring Break was that we do some science experiments. To say I was happy about that is an understatement.  We took the afternoon to have some fun. 

I love his mind-blown expression.

We started off with making rain clouds.

They mixed colors of different types of paint next. They practiced making hypotheses and testing them. Liam kept saying, "It's not working!" anytime he falsified his hypothesis.

After some chromatography, I took a break and announced, "Free Science Experimentation Time."

That just means, Make a Mess!

My favorite part was when Casen said, "I'm very curious about this..." then proceeded with his experiment.

Our last experiment was seeing how water temperature affected Alka Seltzer tablets dissolution.

While the boys enjoyed dissolving tablets, they REALLY enjoyed using the thermometers. Seeing the alcohol rise rapidly in hot water was the highlight of their afternoon. 
Thank you digital thermometers.

We made quite the mess, but clean-up didn't take too long with three pairs of hands working. All in all, our Spring Break Science Afternoon was a success!

Maybe next Spring Break, H can join us!

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