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!