Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Terrific Tuesday Goes Crazy Science

Terrific Tuesday goes crazy science as Crafty Gal and Casey at the Bat explored combining colors, making bubbles, mixing different textures, and erupting volcanoes.  Photos, minions, if you please.  Click the pix to bigify.

Let's begin with Casey at the Bat's volcano roundtable discussion, sans table.

 Grade schoolers share some fun facts about volcanoes

 Crafty Gal finishes read-aloud with some colorful language
(about how colors are made)
to her kinder and pre-kinder kiddies

 That's one HUGE bubble, Crafty Gal

 Must be a magic bubble--that girl changed into a boy!
(Just kidding)

 Casey at the Bat shows her charges
some interesting websites about volcanoes

 The United States Geological Survey (USGS)
you updated about what's happening,

 Crafty Gal's troops learn to mix primary colors
to create new, different colors

 Messy is right fine on Terrific Tuesdays

Frankly, I have no idea what those little dudes are mixing there.  Looks like macaroni and flour to moi.  All we need is Yankee Doodle and a feather in his cap.

 Whatever it is, it looks like fun

 Blowing bubbles

Meanwhile, back at the volcano lab, Casey at the Bat shows her young patrons how to mix vinegar and baking soda to simulate a volcanic eruption.

 Pound the plastic bag a few times
(to break the vinegar bag inside)
which then mixes with the baking soda

 Casey at the Bat provides some bonus pounding power

The result?  A fairly loud BANG!!! as carbon dioxide was released from the vinegar/baking soda mixture, expanding the outer plastic bag until it popped.  This was a real crowd-pleaser.

Check-out the Library's children's books about volcanoes

Science is pretty wild!  Another great Terrific Tuesday, C.A.T.B. & C.G.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

P.S.  "Colours," by Donovan, was released as a single (1965) and was included on the album Fairytale (1965).

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