Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Toys for Tots

We had our big benefit concert last weekend and collected a truck full of toys to donate to Toys for Tots.  This morning, the Chipmunk and I took them in to the drop box.  I was so proud of him... He helped to load the truck and did more than his part to help unload when we got there.

Carrying in the toys!




Sunday, December 2, 2012

Messy clean science

We had a whole day of science experiments the other day and had a whole lot of fun!

First we decided to see what happens when to put a bar of soap in the microwave.  The water in the soap heats up and turns to vapor and the heated air expands till it looks like this.


It was fun to look for a air in the soap and see what it felt like... and of course, it was fun to throw!!


After that, we talked about reactions and how sometimes two things can come together to make something totally new and different.  He made a hypothesis (an idea you can test, of course!) about what would happen when we put colored vinegar into baking soda.  He remembered from last time that it would bubble and it sure did!

Of course everything is more fun if you get your hands in it :)


Later on, he wanted to add the soap to his concoction, so we made another guess about what would happen and dove right in.


Hooray for a clean mess!