Hello,this blog is somewhere for me to record snippets of family life as these boys of mine grow up. Time flies,so the saying goes and I want to save some of my precious memories and this seems a good way to do it. I want this blog to be a happy place so much of what I post on here will be the nice stuff of life, that's not to say it is all blue skies and sunshine here but just that I choose to make the happy times recordable
This week I decided to do a science experiment for my contribution to Jennie's Messy Play For Matilda Mae.
I told Chips that we would be doing some science and he was intrigued.
So was everybody else when I went scurrying around freezing coloured water and precariously trying to balance it in the freezer,especially when some of the coloured water was black!
The day of the experiment I met Chips out of school and it was one of the first things he said to me "Are we doing the science later?"
I was impressed with this and had a silent smile as I knew some of my aim had been achieved...I had got him thinking about something other than the x box!
So after tea we started...first filling the bowls
One had cold water in,one had lukewarm water in and the middle one had boiling water in!
We then got the ice out
and Chips had a slippery time trying to control the ice cubes.
Our aim was to see which water melted the ice the quickest and Chips was able to predict this but the fun was in the watching!
In the cold water the ice stayed in its cube shape
In the lukewarm water the ice began to quickly change shape and melt
But in the boiling water,wow,it immediately disappeared.Yep right before your eyes...gone!
And all that was left was a inky black mess.
Chips loved this!And he began to add more ice.
We found out the bigger the chunks of ice,the longer they took to melt,even in the boiling hot water!
The house began to smell of lemon and almonds as I had added essence to the ice and it smelled delicious!Even when Chops was in bed I could still smell the fun we had had!
His older brother was intrigued too and kept poking his head over to monitor what was going on.
The last ice cube left was this little blue one
And we watched it melt away until it was no more.
It was such a nice thing to do.
Yes it did take a bit of preparation and it did take some packing away and yep it was definitely messy.Someone spilt black water all over the table cloth and however we didn't have a major splash with the water I'll never know as we are messy pups but it was worth it!Chips is still talking about it now,three days later.And the language it promoted was brilliant,alongside the maths and science concepts it taught and all through play,which is the best way of all in my books.