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MRS. WIZARD 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">Science has certainly taken the back burner in education over the past decade.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">The crazy thing is when you ask kids their favorite subject, they frequently respond, “Science!”</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">They LOVE science, but who has the time and energy to fit it in with all the other “rigorous academic” demands?</span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Several of my neighbors had grandchildren visiting when K.J. was at our house this summer.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I invited three groups of children over and played Mrs. Wizard and did science experiments with them.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I did my old tried and true (Hasn’t everybody done these a million times?) projects.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I was prepared for, “Oh, we did that one at school.” Or “I know that.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>However, out of the seven children, not ONE had ever seen any of these experiments.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I was delighted to “WOW!” them, but it made me a little sad to think of children missing these opportunities.<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’ve put “Scientist of the Week” and other science tips on my blog before, or you can go to my February, 2010, website for more experiments and activities.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Here are the ones I did for K.J. and his friends.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>They are simple, easy, and can be done with things you already have in the kitchen cupboard. &nbsp;You're sure to impress your new group of "scientists" with these!<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Toothpick Trick<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>wooden toothpicks<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>eye dropper, water<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6I-Dq4jAGbs/UhKCh6FCiAI/AAAAAAAAFRo/PsLyL_pOsFc/s1600/photo-66.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6I-Dq4jAGbs/UhKCh6FCiAI/AAAAAAAAFRo/PsLyL_pOsFc/s200/photo-66.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Take 5 toothpicks and bend them in the middle.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Do not break&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">them apart.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Place the bent edges together in the middle to make a 10 pointed star.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>How can you turn it into a 5 pointed star without &nbsp;touching the toothpicks.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(Let children brainstorm all the possibilities.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Take the eye dropper and put a drop of water in the middle of the 10 pointed star.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Observe as the toothpicks move to form a five pointed star.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What made the toothpicks move?</span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><i>*I promise I didn’t fake the picture!<o:p></o:p></i></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Pepper Scatter<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>clear bowl<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>pepper<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>liquid detergent<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Fill the bowl with water.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sprinkle the pepper on top.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Squirt a drop of detergent in the middle of the bowl.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Observe what the pepper does.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What makes the pepper scatter?<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Milk Explosion<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>pie pan<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>whole milk<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(room temperature)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>food coloring<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>liquid detergent (Dawn works best.)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MgkayWpq1A8/UhKCy3kdOxI/AAAAAAAAFR4/uoximbYgi1w/s1600/photo-4.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MgkayWpq1A8/UhKCy3kdOxI/AAAAAAAAFR4/uoximbYgi1w/s200/photo-4.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="150" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nv4QvSmzHwI/UhKCsCrjxRI/AAAAAAAAFRw/HfoKOEYldqE/s1600/photo-5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nv4QvSmzHwI/UhKCsCrjxRI/AAAAAAAAFRw/HfoKOEYldqE/s200/photo-5.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="150" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Place a cup of milk in the pie pan.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(It must be whole milk and room temperature.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Put several drops from each bottle of food coloring down the sides of the pie pan at different intervals.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Now, squirt a few drops of the detergent in the middle of the pan.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Patiently observe and the colors will explode in the pan.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"><br /></span></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"><br /></span></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"></span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Shiny Pennies<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>old pennies<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>vinegar, salt<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>cup and spoon<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Put ½ cup of vinegar in the cup.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Add 1 TB salt and mix to dissolve.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Drop the pennies in the cup and stir them around while you count to 25.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Take the pennies out of the cup and rinse them off in water.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Taaa Daaa!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What happened to the pennies?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What made them shiny?<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">*Experiment shining pennies with ketchup or lemon juice.<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoTitle"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Happy Face Balloon<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>balloon (Use a large balloon and blow it up first to make sure<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>it will inflate easily.)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>permanent marker, empty bottle<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>vinegar, baking soda<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>spoon, funnel<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Blow up the balloon and draw a happy face on it with the marker.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Put ½ cup of vinegar in the bottle.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Put several spoonfuls of baking soda in the balloon using the funnel.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Insert the end of the balloon over the mouth of the bottle.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Hold up the balloon so the baking soda falls in the bottle and watch what happens.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What made the balloon blow up?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Have children draw pictures in sequential order of how this experiment was conducted.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 1.0in; text-indent: .5in;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CvBAVIEJnlI/UhKCVXslrXI/AAAAAAAAFRg/_z3Yg2Zqw_4/s1600/photo-6.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CvBAVIEJnlI/UhKCVXslrXI/AAAAAAAAFRg/_z3Yg2Zqw_4/s200/photo-6.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>In the Bag<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>zip sandwich bag<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>sharp pencil<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Fill the sandwich bag with water.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Hold the pencil and say, “What&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">do you think will happen if I stab this pencil in the bag?”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Take the pencil and quickly insert it through the bag.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What happened?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Why?</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">WRITE ABOUT IT!</span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">Tie in with standards by having children observe, label, record, and discuss science experiments.</span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"></div><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">Science has certainly taken the back burner in education over the past decade.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">The crazy thing is when you ask kids their favorite subject, they frequently respond, “Science!”</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">They LOVE science, but who has the time and energy to fit it in with all the other “rigorous academic” demands?</span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Several of my neighbors had grandchildren visiting when K.J. was at our house this summer.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I invited three groups of children over and played Mrs. Wizard and did science experiments with them.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I did my old tried and true (Hasn’t everybody done these a million times?) projects.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I was prepared for, “Oh, we did that one at school.” Or “I know that.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>However, out of the seven children, not ONE had ever seen any of these experiments.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>I was delighted to “WOW!” them, but it made me a little sad to think of children missing these opportunities.<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -27pt;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">I’ve put “Scientist of the Week” and other science tips on my blog before, or you can go to my February, 2010, website for more experiments and activities.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Here are the ones I did for K.J. and his friends.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>They are simple, easy, and can be done with things you already have in the kitchen cupboard. &nbsp;You're sure to impress your new group of "scientists" with these!<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>Toothpick Trick<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>wooden toothpicks<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>eye dropper, water<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6I-Dq4jAGbs/UhKCh6FCiAI/AAAAAAAAFRo/PsLyL_pOsFc/s1600/photo-66.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6I-Dq4jAGbs/UhKCh6FCiAI/AAAAAAAAFRo/PsLyL_pOsFc/s200/photo-66.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Take 5 toothpicks and bend them in the middle.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Do not break&nbsp;</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">them apart.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Place the bent edges together in the middle to make a 10 pointed star.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>How can you turn it into a 5 pointed star without &nbsp;touching the toothpicks.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(Let children brainstorm all the possibilities.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Take the eye dropper and put a drop of water in the middle of the 10 pointed star.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Observe as the toothpicks move to form a five pointed star.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What made the toothpicks move?</span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><i>*I promise I didn’t fake the picture!<o:p></o:p></i></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Pepper Scatter<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>clear bowl<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>pepper<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>liquid detergent<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Fill the bowl with water.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sprinkle the pepper on top.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Squirt a drop of detergent in the middle of the bowl.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Observe what the pepper does.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What makes the pepper scatter?<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Milk Explosion<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>pie pan<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>whole milk<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(room temperature)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>food coloring<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>liquid detergent (Dawn works best.)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MgkayWpq1A8/UhKCy3kdOxI/AAAAAAAAFR4/uoximbYgi1w/s1600/photo-4.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MgkayWpq1A8/UhKCy3kdOxI/AAAAAAAAFR4/uoximbYgi1w/s200/photo-4.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="150" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nv4QvSmzHwI/UhKCsCrjxRI/AAAAAAAAFRw/HfoKOEYldqE/s1600/photo-5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nv4QvSmzHwI/UhKCsCrjxRI/AAAAAAAAFRw/HfoKOEYldqE/s200/photo-5.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="150" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Place a cup of milk in the pie pan.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(It must be whole milk and room temperature.)<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Put several drops from each bottle of food coloring down the sides of the pie pan at different intervals.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Now, squirt a few drops of the detergent in the middle of the pan.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Patiently observe and the colors will explode in the pan.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"><br /></span></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"><br /></span></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.25in; text-align: justify;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"></span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;"></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Shiny Pennies<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>old pennies<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>vinegar, salt<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>cup and spoon<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Put ½ cup of vinegar in the cup.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Add 1 TB salt and mix to dissolve.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Drop the pennies in the cup and stir them around while you count to 25.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Take the pennies out of the cup and rinse them off in water.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Taaa Daaa!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What happened to the pennies?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What made them shiny?<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">*Experiment shining pennies with ketchup or lemon juice.<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoTitle"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><u>Happy Face Balloon<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>balloon (Use a large balloon and blow it up first to make sure<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>it will inflate easily.)<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>permanent marker, empty bottle<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>vinegar, baking soda<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>spoon, funnel<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Directions:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>Blow up the balloon and draw a happy face on it with the marker.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12pt;">Put ½ cup of vinegar in the bottle.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Put several spoonfuls of baking soda in the balloon using the funnel.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Insert the end of the balloon over the mouth of the bottle.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Hold up the balloon so the baking soda falls in the bottle and watch what happens.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What made the balloon blow up?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Have children draw pictures in sequential order of how this experiment was conducted.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left: 1.0in; text-indent: .5in;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CvBAVIEJnlI/UhKCVXslrXI/AAAAAAAAFRg/_z3Yg2Zqw_4/s1600/photo-6.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CvBAVIEJnlI/UhKCVXslrXI/AAAAAAAAFRg/_z3Yg2Zqw_4/s200/photo-6.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="200" /></a>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><u>In the Bag<o:p></o:p></u></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Materials:<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>zip sandwich bag<o:p></o:p></span></div></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; 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