Sunday, 9 May 2010
Experiments Dear Boy
So the family theme that has dominated this week's posts continues. Louis loves science and was very pleased with the books about experiments that he got for his birthday. Here's the diver in the bottle that he made yesterday following instructions from the beautifully presented Usborne book, 50 Science Things to Make and Do, which comes highly recommended. It contains instructions for a range of activities which have really inspired Louis.
Here's one we tried earlier - a solar oven. Sadly, our experiment didn't work out. Perhaps our bowl was in the wrong position, was too small or the sun just wasn't hot enough. However it wasn't a complete failure as we ate the marshmallows that we were trying to cook anyway! One to be repeated at a later date if and when the sun's rays are a bit hotter when who know's we might be able to generate enough power to dispense we the barbecue altogether!