Sunday, October 9, 2016

Apple Fractions

Cut apples up to make fractions.

Apple Volcano

Such a fun experiment!!!

Cut a hole in an apple. Fill with baking soda, and then add vinegar. Have fun!!

Why do leaves change color?

Why do leaves change color??

This is one of Harry's favorite experiments. Leaves change color when the chlorophyll is stripped from them.

To do this, you can soak green in rubbing alcohol. By the soaking them in rubbing alcohol, you are extracting the chlorophyll to make the leaves change colors.

Soak the leaves in rubbing alcohol for about 40 minutes. Then, dip a coffee filter in it to find out what color the leaves will turn.

Here's a look at what we did...

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Glowing Egg Experiment!

This experiment is ridiculously awesome!!! Want to make an egg glow and bounce??? Read below.

Harry and I soaked an egg in a glass of vinegar (12oz) for 24 hours. Keep the glass on a table or counter. Once the 24 hours is up, pour out the vinegar, and put the egg into a new bowl.

The vinegar is an acid which reacts with the egg shell. The calcium carbonate in the egg shell dissolves in the vinegar. The membrane inside the shell remains intact, which makes the egg feel rubbery and squishy like a bouncy ball. 

The egg will also glows when you shine a flashlight on it now!! 

We had a lot of fun bouncing the egg, squishing it, and making it glow. Definitely a must try experiment!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

"OO" Word practice

Good way to practice "OO" words! Cheerios!! :) :)

How do you clean pennies?!?!

How can you clean pennies??

We tried 3 different ways to clean pennies! 
1. Water 
2. Water w/soap
3. Vinegar w/salt

We placed 3 pennies in each glass and left them in there for about 10 minutes. To Harry's surprise, the vinegar and salt mixture cleaned the pennies the best! :)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Harry loves chicken nuggets, so we decided to make our own one night. Cool idea. He had fun helping us too.

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
2 eggs 
1 cup rice chex cereal
1 cup cheese crackers 

What to do:
1. Cut the chicken into small nugget sized pieces. 
2. Crunch up the rice chex cereal and cheese crackers into tiny pieces. Place into a bowl.
3. Crack 2 eggs into a bowl.
4. Preheat oven 400°F. 
5. Dip the nuggets into the eggs, and then cover the nuggets with the rice chex and cheese cracker mixture. 
6. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. 
7. Bake for 20 minutes.
8. Cool and enjoy!!