Sunday, January 29, 2017

Experiments / Food

For Christmas, I gave Nikolai a homemade science kit: It included 9 experiments to do together, with full instructions and additional items needed to do the experiments. They have been really fun to do together! 

We did the traditional celery/carnations in colored water, which was a big hit:


And my favorite by far has been floating grapes (done using plain water and sugar water, and used to discuss density). Niko loved it! 


We also did a really great one on the decay of a banana (we put mashed banana in a jar with a balloon over the top, and as the banana decayed it produced gases and inflated the balloon), one with a pinhole camera, and of course a balloon rocket is always a hit. Soon we'll do more complex ones where we test for acids and bases, and another where we'll find out which pigments exist in a green spinach leaf. I'm excited! 

Aaaaand MAJOR PIVOT because now I'm going to tell you about some awesome food we've had lately. 

First off was this INCREADIBLE pear/Gruyere/walnut pizza we had:


And then this Tarragon flavored soda we had a new years (it was strange but good!):


And finally, ramen noodles that are surprisingly more delicious than the ones we bought in America:


Also notice a funny thing we see a lot in Moldova: the outside of the packaging is in Romanian, but the oil packet that comes inside is in Russian! 

3 comments :

ivrcti said...

Wow, your science experiments are great! I like how you've started simple, with easily understood principles and clear instructions. I presume you haven't shown them how to make plasma yet??? I can't wait to show you might little holograph projector!

Maren said...

Oo I need to figure all those experiments out. R would love them. We did a baking soda/vinegar volcano today. I had a potato pizza in Belgium that I still think about. European pizza is so fun. That is some bright green soda!

Loïe said...

Those science experiments are such a good idea! I think it is a skill to be able to make learning fun. :)