My wife has been writing for so long now on this blog and since the beginning I wanted to write something. Now the problem is that I am a very bad writer and not a good enough parent to give advice.
One thing I can maybe share with you is my passion for engineering and trying stuff out. In this first post I was thinking of sharing with you 2 science experiments you can carry out with your child if ever he or she asks for it.
Trying to explain density to your children?Try this; I loved it when I was a kid:
You will need:
- an egg
- a glass
Why: the density of salt water is higher then the density of regular water and the one from the egg is right in between
The power of static electricity.We all know about static electricity. Sometimes we get a little shock when touching the car door or another person, or we might use a balloon to lift our hair. But here is the cool stuff:
- a balloon
The stream gets bent towards the balloon. Your child really has some magical hair hasn’t he?
Sorry but no, what happens is that the balloon - by rubbing against the hair - gets negatively charged by transfer of electrons. Water is neutral because it contains the same amount of positive and negative charges. When bringing a negatively charged object close to it you attract the positive particles.
Hope you will enjoy these! Got some science question you want to experiment with? email mamapoekie at yahoo dot com and I will try to solve it with you
Image: By Bill Branson (Photographer) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons