You should all have received a survey that asks for your mailing address so I can send you Stinky Stardust Feet in the coming months. (Please respond!) As the last illustrations are being drawn, I’ve switched gears to fulfilling more rewards.
This past Sunday, I organized a “small group” of kiddos for beach experiments. I wanted to see if there is a desire to have more hands-on science with elementary-aged kids. I invited a few parents to bring their kids so we could create sand volcano eruptions and experiment with density (how oil reacts with water, detergent, honey, etc.).
I expected around 6 kids to show up. Luckily, I had enough food coloring to paint the Sistine Chapel… since over 20 kids appeared at my table. (When in doubt, give kids food coloring– nothing can go wrong!)
We created “water fireworks” with warm water, oil, and food coloring. We made colorful glasses of different liquids as each created a layer depending on its density. We tested the properties of warm and cold water (how they mix with each other due to their density/volume.)
Thank you to those who backed “do it for the kids” ! Now I have parents asking me if I can do this every month, come into classes, organize a science club… The pressure is on! So glad to see parents and kids excited about science.
Anyways, please check your inbox for a survey I sent out via Kickstarter. Really important for getting the books in order! You can also find the survey on your kickstarter page. Let me know if you need help.
“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan