Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Science experiments for 10 year-olds

The Professor and I recently started helping with Cub Scouts.  Our first week went pretty well.  We did science experiments.

The fire portion went well.  Somehow, I never learned that when you hold a flame near an index card and blow at the other side of the card the air pressure changes and the flame moves towards the card.  But it does.

The boys really enjoyed the water experiments.  We swung buckets of water around, inverted cups in the water, and poked holes in cups to watch the differences of water pressure at different heights.  Amazingly, science still works.  And the water only got on the table.  Lots of water on the table.

Next came the air pressure experiments.  (Translation, balloons are fun.)

We ended with ice cream bars (left over from the ward campout a week ago.)

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