Monthly Archives: June 2011

Eggmosis – Osmosis with Eggs

A 2-for-1 experiment; Day 1 is an Acid-Base Reaction, Day 2-3 is the Osmosis Portion. Though it covers 3 days, the entire time spent on the project is 15-45 minutes. DAY 1: Dissolving the shell 1) Place 4 eggs in a container, cover with white vinegar. 2) Add some “fresh” vinegar (or just replace with &hellip Continue reading »

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If the Box Fits: Camera Obscura

This idea came from the Best of Beakman’s World videos. Our son started watching them because I told him he wasn’t going to be sitting in front of the TV all summer. He negotiated: Even if it’s educational? What about Beakman’s World? And Liberty’s Kids? My counter: Okay, you can watch Beakman’s World, but you &hellip Continue reading »

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Whatever floats your boat!

Alternatively entitled, “1001 Uses for Old Taekwondo Boards, Use #1” Our son, like every other child in his Taekwondo class (so I hear), has an under-bed full of these boards. The sheer joy derived from breaking them evidently grants the boards immunity from ever being discarded. This leaves us with a lot of boards which, &hellip Continue reading »

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