Monday, May 9, 2011

May07_Experiment1

On a cloudy and unexpectedly chilly Saturday afternoon daughter has informed me that she wants to do an experiment and that she doesn’t want to do anything from “the science book”. She very specifically requested me to provide her flour, water, salt, sugar and food coloring. She said that she wants to “mix and stir”. What Anna neglected to mention is that she planned to use as many May07_Experiment3 senses as possible and for once taste her experiment. I guessed it, however, and made sure that the salt shaker had only very little salt. Anna was very content to mix, stir and taste for a good hour making a dough that quickly turned into a rather watery slush. From time to time I tried to give her some advice about her dough, but she firmly informed me that it’s her experiment, not May07_Experiment2 mine and she will do as she pleases. She said that now she is not doing a dough any longer, but is making a “delicious pudding”. I was a bit worried that eating all that flour-sugar mix will give her a tummy ache (I got it rather quickly!), but daughter didn’t seem to suffer at all and happily ate her dinner afterwards. She said that making dough was a lot of fun and that she certainly wants to do it again soon.

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11 comments:

Christy said...

Sounds like a great experiment. I have a stomach ache just thinking about tasting it though!

Debbie said...

This made my stomach hurt just thinking about eating it. It sure looks like a lot of fun though.

Ticia said...

My kids would agree with her experimentation

MaryAnne said...

I remember doing this as a kid! My mom always said I would get a stomach ache, and I never did. I'm sure I would as an adult, though!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

That's my kind of science! It looks like she had a lot of fun. Did she record her results?

Kim said...

This is the kind of think Crumpet would love, love, love!!

Joyful Learner said...

We would love to do that except it has to be gluten free.

learning ALL the time!!/Susan said...

Anna is a girl who *definitely* knows her own mind, isn't she?!

I also liked to do this type of experimenting as a kid :) One thing I liked to do was take pasta and put it in water in the sun to see if I could cook it.

Julie said...

Oh this is great! C used to love to mix, but he would mix up flour with all sorts of spices from our cabinet and he was not allowed to eat it. I think it would be fun to do something like this to explore the different tastes and textures.

The girl who painted trees said...

This would be right up Bear's alley:) She and Anna would have a blast playing together.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

Yucky to taste for sure, but how fun! I bet she did love doing this. I need to let Jack do this (outside!) sometimes too. What a neat idea she had!