If you read my Christmas recap post back in January, you may recall that my nine year old got this awesome book from his uncle for Christmas. I may or may not have been more excited about it than he was and I couldn’t wait to dig and do some of these experiments with the boys. My goal is to complete all of them by the end of the year. We’ve done several of the experiments already and you can read about the other ones here if you’d like.
I like the experiments in this book because they are all relatively simple with detailed instructions.
The items needed for each experiment are very clear.
And the instructions are step by step, so you can’t really mess it up.
I love that the book explains why each experiment works, so that you understand why you’re doing what you’re doing……and maybe learn a thing or two.
Step one was to place the string on top of the ice cube & then pour some table salt on it:
Chris held the string down onto the ice cube as the salt supposedly worked its magic.
The salt was supposed to make the string stick to the ice cube so that you could pick up the ice cube by the string.
It didn’t work.
Chris thought that maybe it was because the string we used was more of a twine than an actual string. Since it was all I had, that is what we used. But then the light bulb in my head went off & I grabbed a piece of dental floss to see if it would work with that.
It didn’t work, either.
We were kind of bummed, but you can’t win ’em all, right?