If you read my Christmas recap post 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.
The instructions said to use skim milk for the experiment & supposedly when you pour vinegar into the milk and microwave it, it turns to “stone”. I don’t do skim milk (we are a 1% family and that is as watered down as I can stand), so we decided to be crazy and use the chocolate milk we already had in the house.
Step one was to pour vinegar into the milk:
Once we did that, we put the bowl with the milk & vinegar into the microwave:
And this is what we ended up with:
It was just plain gross. We didn’t even bother to strain it like the instructions said because it wasn’t “stone” like – it was chunky and we were all gagging over it.