Tuesday, January 20, 2009

breaking the tension

John has been obsessed with magic lately. Everything stick is now a magic wand and I'm constantly being asked what the magic word is - and he doesn't mean "please". So today, we did a little magic.

Poor water into a bowl.
Add pepper.Dip you finger in. Anything happen? No.Add a drop of soap to your finger, then dip it in.He watched with glee as the pepper scattered to the sides of the bowl.
Just a little science experiment that is supposed to illustrate breaking the surface tension. He's four, so he doesn't get that, but the experiment was fun.

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