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Friday, January 17, 2014

science experiments were invented to torture mothers:

The words at the top of the Science book page read:

Something to do at home:
 
 
Funny.  We're already doing everything at home.  Thanks, Science Book.
 
Then there's just a short list of everyday items that somehow require a gargantuan amount of time to hunt down:
 
1. 2 clear plastic soda bottles with caps (we don't drink pop. . . like ever. . .) [Jacob lights up at the idea of consuming 4 liters of sugar liquefied in the name of education]
 
2. small potted plants just alike  *special trip to buy*
 
3. two flat dishes
 
4. baking soda
 
5. vinegar
 
6. a funnel (do we have a funnel? *search the house from top to bottom, even the sandbox outside in the snow: no funnel.  Spy plastic vanilla bottle.  Pour excess vanilla into jar, cut vanilla bottle in half: voila, a funnel)
 
7. a glass
 
8. tape *another elusive household item, found up in Cambria's room*
 
9. notebook
 
I know this is all about explaining carbon dioxide but to me this list sounds like a mad treasure hunt that I don't have time for.
 
It's like saying:
 
Go find a
 
sock
umbrella
raisin
marshmallow
bar of Ivory soap (unwrapped)
paper bag (with handles)
piece of elastic
safety pin (1/4" long)
 
 
There!  Put it all together and you have a science experiment!
 
Or  an experiment in how to drive your mama nuts, either way it's an experiment.
 
I love teaching but I dread science projects.
 
What's your teaching nemesis?

2 comments:

  1. Hayley, you are one bomb of a mom! lol do you get my pun?

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  2. whoops this is elizabeth, logged in as mom!

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