This month's theme is To The Laboratory!
My boys are both science mad, and so this theme was right up their alley. We have previously created Chocolate Foam, experimented with dissolving items, made a gooey geyser, explored how condensation works, shaped some fizzy stars and done science experiments with kitchen items.
When we saw Pop Up Physics Fun it instantly enthralled both of my boys. The 2 year old had a huge smile looking at all of the interactive elements, and my 5 year old boy was so excited to read all the fun facts.
The book also has suggestions for experiments throughout the book, so we took these on board.
The first experiment was a challenge of removing the bottom coin from a pile, with just a ruler allowed and no hands, no picking up any other coins and no tipping the other coins over. Lucas had a great time coming up with ideas, and discovered that if he hit the bottom coin with a ruler on the side very fast, it would fly out and leave the other coins still stacked. Of course, we had to repeat this move a few times as it was very entertaining!
Secondly we tried the experiment outlined above- moving a can with a book and marbles, It even moved by itself, much to the delight of the boys.
Clip art by MelonHeadz.
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