Saturday, January 31, 2009
I am so glad that Darren is home on Fridays! This is the day that our science experiments are scheduled. Usually I can handle a first grade science experiment, but this week, things got a little beyond me. You know, it wasn't beyond me too much, I just couldn't figure out how to strip wire. Of course, I was using kid scissors. That didn't help. So here's a picture of our solenoid (sp?). We used it to make a mini railroad signal. Nothing catches Jason's attention like science + trains! I think I got a little nervous, like maybe this is out of my league when we realized that the ends of the batteries could get pretty hot. The gist of this is to see that the battery/wire combo makes a magnet.
Oh, and by the way, here's our cute baby and her big sister (with a belt on her head... don't ask.)