Monday, October 18, 2010

Oct14_Stomach

That’s right – the Ziploc bag. When I was getting Ziploc bags for our color mixing experiment, Anna’s mind went to the stomach experiment from Sid the Science Kid. It was one of those kid-driven explorations where she knew exactly what she needed (crackers and orange juice) and what she wanted to do with them – crumble, mix and watch crackers turn into a very unappealing mush before her eyes. The funniest thing that she insisted on trying them later, but changed her mind once she had a closer look at the “stomach contents” floating in her bowl. I was about ready to provide real stomach contents at that point – I hate dealing with vomit or anything resembling it.

I am linking this post to Science Sunday hosted by Adventures in Mommydom

12 comments:

Debbie said...

Love the child led change to your plans. Selena enjoyed the stomach experiment as well.

MaryAnne said...

What a neat experiment. I think it sounds like a good one for my kids to do with their dad ;)

Annette W. said...

That made me laugh! Great experiment!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Ya, I'm not so sure about the "trying it" part - but the child led part is pretty neat - Sid the Science Kid seems to be a pretty good encourager.

Aging Mommy said...

Oh yuck! Yes, that's all I could think about was vomit reading this, especially as the night my daughter had stomach flu she had been eating goldfish and drinking juice right before bed time....

Ticia said...

I'm with you on the vomit type things. YUCK!

But, it is cool she came up with her own experiment on this.

Christy said...

I was going to say what everyone else said.

How cool that she saw the bag and immediately knew what she wanted to do!

Last week, Collin vomited in the middle of the night. Ugh - I hate vomit.

We are fans of Sid and my kids always want to do the experiments.

Joyful Learner said...

I remember when JC wanted to make ants on a log last year after seeing it in a video. TV is influential!

littlewondersdays said...

She's too much! How wonderful that she set up her own experiment.

On the vomit note, (don't you love what we discuss)I found that the scent of peppermint helps drown out the odor. A few drops of peppermint oil on a cotton ball placed in the offending area and out of the kid's reach freshens things up. I also dab a little vick's vapor rub at the end of my nose for clean up time.

Infant Bibliophile said...

I keep meaning to hunt down some Sid the Science Kid at the library or on youtube and see if my boy is interested. He usually doesn't like tv/videos but it sounds like a good one. :)

Our Homeschool Fun said...

OK, this is totally a boy experiment:-)! We have got to do this here! LOVE it!

Thank you for a super fun Science idea!

Kim said...

Eww, glad she chose not to eat that. I think I would have gotten sick too! Making me gag right now, just thinking about it...