Friday, November 19, 2010
In last week's Messy Science workshop, kids 5-7 tried their hands at kid-friendly, non-toxic chemical reacations. In the picture above (featuring future chemists Kat and Rei), a splash of dish detergent, a measure of hydrogen peroxide, and some yeast creates not just a messy explosion but an exothermic reaction. Props to Steve Spangler for this cool science project!
Some of the kid reactions (besides "WOW" and a lot of screaming!) to the reactions were ...
"Wouldn't it be cool if I had one of these in my bathroom! I'd wash my hands ALL DAY LONG!" (Now, if we can only come up with a chemical reaction that will inspired them to clean their rooms!)
Boy #1: "I've never seen this at the zoo. Where do you suppose they keep it?"
Boy #2: "Of course you've never seen it. IT'S A SECRET RECEIPT!" (Notice the RECEIPT instead of RECIPE)
"Where's an elephant when you need one?"
We have many more classes and workshops coming up, so check out our website for the full descriptions.
And mark your calendars now for Sizzlin' Science, a three-day extravaganza in February. Details will be in our winter newsletter. If you're not signed up to receive our e-News, head on over to this page and get the ball rolling!