Saturday, June 4, 2011

Summertime Science Boredom Blaster By: Grandma Jeddah

             “I’m bored!”  “There’s nothing to do!”  No parent wants to hear these common phrases spurt from their child’s mouth. With school almost out and several months ahead with free time, you might hear them often. Of course you can’t be, and shouldn’t be, the sole means of entertainment for your children.  But you can guide them and show them ways of how to entertain themselves. One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the ability to self-direct himself when he’s discontented.   This can help prevent him from teasing his younger brother to alleviate his boredom and get your attention—all be it negative attention.
            Teach your kids this never-fail-to-please science experiment. All you need are two cooking ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard right now. Once you show your kids how to perform the experiment, they’ll ask you again, and again, if they can do it on their own.
X-ray Vision Volcano
¼ cup baking soda
½ cup vinegar
1 drinking bottle 24oz. with label removed
1 baking dish

Set drinking bottle on baking dish
Pour baking soda into bottle
Hold bottle steady
Pour vinegar in bottle
Watch your volcano explode!
On their own, have children add other household ingredients: dish soap, food coloring salt etc.

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