Posted by Sarah in Family on August 29, 2009
Glenn and I were allowed out of the house last night to help celebrate one of our friends birthdays, thank you so much for having a birthday and deciding to do something with it instead of ignoring them like the rest of us.
Because it was an actual sit down with other adults and discuss things that don’t have to do with Dora’s quest to The Gooey Geyser dinner, and to avoid breaking the child abandonment laws we hired The Science Sitter. A life long friend of mine, first acquainted when we were both still trapped inside another person, to come over and mind the kids. She is and has always been totally addicted to science and the kids just adore having her around. When ever she turns up they run up to her to check that she has brought The Science book. A book full of Kid friendly science experiments. So Glenn and I were able to leave last night knowing that our children would be happily conquering the world of Einstein and not missing us one bit.
A wrap up of last nights science experiment:
Alanah: I learnt about the xylem, it carries water to the plant. You put the celery in food colouring and the xylem sucks it up the plant.
Elijah: when there’s water on the grass it goes under the grass then it goes up that (xylem) to the plant.
Lillian: I don’t know what happened but it looks like blue and red.
It has to be one of the easiest experiments to set up with the most spectacular results for kids. Just put a lot of food colouring and a little bit of water in a glass. cut a stalk of celery off the bunch and stick it in the food colouring. After a few minnets the colouring is visible in the stringy bit of the stalk and after a few hours all the leaves of the plant change colour. Give it a go kids love this stuff.