This week I have gotten to be a kid again. Wednesday I went to school and helped the kids with Tin Foil boats. Checking to see how many pennies it could hold! That was fun. THEN… today was the ‘Elephant Toothpaste’ that the science teacher found online. Science Bob has science demonstrations and experiments. We watched what he had online. I then got to do it for the kids! Watching their expressions about it was priceless. Will they remember hydrogen peroxide is H2O2? Probably not… but will they remember extra oxygen helped make foam. I hope so. Solution, Catalyst and all those other fun science terms… they got to hear them. Maybe, just maybe it will stick the next time they hear them. Loved today!
Oh, and no pictures because I was the scientist playing with all the chemicals.
Seems there is something called a Math Fair as well. My son has been asked by his teacher to change his to a Math Fair project. What a nightmare. I can’t find the stuff we need in the time frame I have to get it done. Which means… I’ll be making it at home via the computer and printer. It’s going to be a loooonnnggg weekend for me.
Finally it has been completed and turned in… the science project. The problem with this picture is that it was not exactly what was turned in… we had to add the circumference of the balls to the data page! Baw hahaha..
With the exception of putting in the 4 pictures correctly and formatting the graph to print on one piece of paper… my son did the rest. He typed in all the words and data. He knew how to make it bold, change the font sizes. I was really proud of him.
I just hope that this taught him that bigger is not necessarily better. *snicker* Must be a male hormone thing that happens at birth… bigger is better, bigger is better. *snicker*
What a crazy world. 3rd grade and we have to do a science project like it is going to a science fair. The problem is that the ideas that come out of my son are far beyond his abilities right now… or my money limits! Then a friend sent me a link to
this bumblebee study
and I was amazed. What a great idea. I am impressed with what kids can dream up at this age.
My son had a wonderful idea as well… we just couldn’t do it under the budget we set. He wanted to make 3 boats with different shaped bottoms and see which was the fastest. Great idea… but 3 boats, same weight, same material and how do you propel them the same? Yaa… $$$$ cha-ching $$$$. Not happening. Hopefully something a little more simple will come up in his brain soon.
Seems Tink and Pan couldn’t resist giving the boys some weird science experiment gift for Christmas. It’s called “Disgusting Science”. And the first one was really disgusting… Here are the collection of germs we got from different things:
The boys picked what to grow… Tater got stuff from his ear and dirt. Tot got boogers and stuff between his toes. Tot even drew a picture of it in his journal and wrote: Toe Germs Fuzzy
Some days I need my head examined more closely. Tater gave a speech today on a book he read. I was proud of him. I didn’t realize that the teacher was going to take the written notes he used to make his speech… so no copy of that for you. Maybe I’ll get it back next week and then I’ll post it! The book he read was “20,000 Baseball Cards under the Sea“. He had to give a short report on it and then either dress up from something in the book or have a food goodie or both. A friend of my Hubby lives in Phillie… you can’t really see the Phillies shirt that Tater is wearing but he has it on… and he passed out Oreo cookies… since they were round like baseballs (and his favorite cookie).
Here is a picture of him while he is giving his speech (click to enlarge) :
Here it is after the speech, holding up baseball cards, book and a sample oreo pack:
Unknown to me, Dad said he could pass out the cards. Tater told me he could trade the cards. I couldn’t figure out what was going on and we ended up bringing them back home. Oops. Such is life.
What I don’t have pictures of is the Slime we made. After the speeches, they had their Halloween party. They painted pumpkins, made popcorn hands, tried to guess what was in some jars, decorated cookies and made slime. I volunteered to help the kids make slime. They loved it. I loved it. I only had 3 to 5 kids at a shot and they were fairly well behaved. Yep, I can handle that. I got the recipe HERE (and it is called Gak). I was not totally prepared and had to wing it some, but it worked out great. Other than the long trip to the cafeteria to get hot water. Didn’t think about the fact that there was a sink nearby but they didn’t have hot water to it. Still… that is a great way to make slime and fun.
Today is Tot’s party. And they are suppose to have a parade. I can’t wait. The kids are allowed to wear non-scary costumes to school… and there will be parties and a parade and tons of fun. I’m looking forward to it!
My hubby sent me
and I had to watch the whole video. I laughed and enjoyed it. Scroll down, it is a little ways down on the page. Turn up the volume. It is hilarious! I hope CalTechGirl enjoys it. I thought of her when I watches it.
Lately I have been on the look out to buy two prisms for my boys. A cool toy if I can find it at a cool deal. There are a lot of places you can go to buy stuff on sale. The question is whether they have prisms or not and for how much. You can find really cheap ones, but you would barely be able to see it because it is so small. You can buy more expensive ones… but then you have to have lots of money. Decisions, decisions. I keep looking out for a good deal. One day I will find it!