Monday, October 18, 2010

Day 41

Today, we reached a childhood rite of passage : the vinegar and baking soda volcano. Ahhh, second grade science, how we love thee. I'm not sure there's a science project out there that's easier for the amount of excitement you get out of it. Does it ever get old?

Here was our clay volcano, ready for action (Bigger would have been better, but that was all the clay we had in the house. What can I say?)

Coral waited with excitement (or confusion? Probably the latter; she had no idea what was about to happen!) as Ibis poured in the vinegar.

The whole family watched in amazement as the volcano erupted all over the newspaper.

Our volcanic aftermath - my condolences to the Orlando Magic. You served us well.

If you've never made one of these, it's super easy! Make a clay cone, seal it to a clay base, plop down on some newspapers. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon dish soap, and a few drops red food coloring. Then pour in 1/4 cup of vinegar (white or apple cider) and voila! Instant bubbly ooze.

In other news, I made cinnamon rolls again today to take to tomorrow's M.O.M.S. meeting. My house smells so good!

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