And Then Science Happened

So a couple of weeks before Christmas, and school work around here was getting pretty repetitive, and the kiddo’s were groaning, so I told them they could go find something to read, Magazines, Books, newspapers. Or they could look up History videos, or Science videos. Two hours later I was bombarded!!!!  “Moooom, we have the things this experiment neeeeeeeds!!! Can we do it?  Can we do it? Can we doooo eeeeettt???” Then this happened…

White glue, that we picked up for 15 cents a bottle after the back to school shopping deluge. You think you’re getting a good deal shopping with a school list, and the store has gobs of everything kiddo’s need. I get the better deal after kiddo’s have been in school for four weeks, and they move all the leftovers to the clearance aisle. 😛

This one is Emily’s with all the colors. You have to add drops of color to the glue, and then quickly dab the colors with dishwashing soap on the tip of a Qtip. And the colors grooooow. If you don’t add the soap fast enough though, the colors won’t spread.


Here’s Cassies. Blue and green of course. 🙂


And then a very blurry Austins. (he takes pictures like his mom :-P)


And after seeing them all Benny wanted to try clear glue, instead of the white glue. It spread in a more soupy pattern, and had less time to add the soap to the colors then the white glue. Still looks pretty amazing.


And then we set them all aside, because they dry clear, and you can peel them off the plates when they’re dry. More of just a mixed stained glass look, and not so much the vine look. And it took like seven days for them to dry enough.

Then there was this experiment.  Vortexes!!!! Don’t mind my messy sink. We tried this with smaller bottles, and it didn’t work so well. We don’t usually drink much 2 lt soda, but had a few bottles from Thanksgiving specials in the recycle bags. So the kiddo’s taped them together, and did this. I made them keep it in the sink this time though. We’ve done this twice before with a bit of disaster. But it’s only water, so mild disasters here and there aren’t too very horrible. And this was all Emily’s idea and shes the youngest, so here’s hoping I won’t have to go through this again, unless it’s for like some out of the blue descriptive something or other.


So yep, all of that, with much science talk of all the hows, and whys, and the, “ya know what that reminds me of?” type conversations.

Today we are finishing off Christmas decorating around the house. It’s like you let them decorate a few things and then they want to put lights and garland on ~everything~!!!! So yeah, that’s happening!



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