Thursday, October 6, 2011

Some Science Fun!

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum came to visit during our town's festival this summer. When I saw they were going to be there, I knew it would be fun to go, since the actual museum is a blast. Plus, I couldn't beat that the kids got to do this all for free! :-)

The kids started off by playing with magnets to see how they work.


Then Morgan got messy with cornstarch and water. Depending on how fast you move it, it is both a solid and a liquid. (I think this is the neatest thing! If you haven't tried it, you should!)


Morgan made water stay in an upside-down pint jar with just a piece of a window screen! (Also super cool!)


Then they were able to stick pencils through plastic bags full of water and see how many they could put in before it started leaking :-)


They also enjoyed shaking 2 sets of bottles to match up the material that was on the inside. (One set of bottles was clear while the other set was brown, so you couldn't see in.)


The last thing they did was cut little rectangular pieces of paper and try to make it as long as possible. (Tough for little ones, but my mom and I had fun giving it a try!)

We spent a good amount of time trying out all the fun hands-on science experiments they had. I never knew that the museum traveled around doing these things with kids before, but I'm glad they do! Definitely worth the trip into town! :-)

4 comments:

Caroline said...

Looks like so much fun & great for upcoming science project ideas.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like they had a fantastic time! So many interesting things to try.

Nancy M. said...

Those look so fun! Glad y'all were able to enjoy it, especially for free!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

SO much fun!! I always loved the cornstarch and water trick... They even showed that on Jimmy Kimmel last night! LOL!
Brooke has the same shirt Morgan is wearing! =)