|Our day started with setting up our Magic Tree courtesy of a friend. The boys looked at the box and then come up with their own hypothesis about what would happen to our own tree.|
No pictures of the pool experiment: How long can two boys last in the pool on a cold, wet day? Well mama only lasted 45 minutes but they hypothesized they could last for hours, maybe even days.
|Safety glasses on! Excavating for pirate treasure! Thank you to cousins Damon and Kyler for sending this awesome birthday present. Somewhere in here is buried treasure.|
|Cavan enjoyed this experience greatly! Probably because it made a huge mess. No treasure found on day 1 of excavations. Plans were made to continue this experiment tomorrow (and outdoors said the mama who had to sweep up this mess).|
Drive Mama Crazy Experiment(s):
How many times can Cavan threaten to cut the sofa with scissors before mama loses her mind? Just once and then he was re-directed to paper along with a swat to the arse.
How many somersaults/flips can be done off the sofa before Cavan falls off on his head? Varied depending on degree of difficulty (ie. is brother on the sofa while this is happening) but his range of results is between 5 and 20 times.
How many times can Hunter tattle on his little brother before mama just ignores him and has tea? Not sure yet since this mama is getting fantastic at ignoring tattles. Hunter plans on pursing this experiment at high priority for the next five years.
|Hunter pushed two chairs together and then fell asleep on the deck late this afternoon! Nice problem solving.|
Chemical Experiment Conclusion
|Our little tree grew all day! The boys were pretty impressed with it.|
How did you encourage your child's scientific creativity today?