Joyful Liberation

Joyful Liberation

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Flash! Bang! Pop! Fizz!

I got this great science book from the library, Flash! Bang! Pop! Fizz! Exciting Science for Curious minds by Janet Chahrour. Yesterday, the kids and I pulled it out and had some fun. It was really interesting. We did experiments that showed the reaction of oxygen and carbon dioxide on a flame, made "bombs" from old film canisters and alka seltzer tabs and then the kids messed around with what if scenarios. What was really interesting was the entire time we were working on the experiments, a crew was here replacing the hot water heater and once they were done, they explained to us that part of the new code for water heaters is that they have a separate tank for the steam to flow into when the main tank is full. It was so great that it related so perfectly to what we had just been doing.

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I am a mom to 5 amazing kids and married to my best friend and love of my life. We co-habitate with 1 cat, Asha, 2 dogs, Maggie May and Juniper Wren, a Chinchilla names Ozwald, and a Hamster named Fat Panda. We have lived in Salt Lake City for 13 years by way of Tennessee and Oregon. I love to be with my kids, knit, run, craft, sew, paint,travel, hike and play :) I love our crazy life!