Thirty days hath September, In fourteen ninety-two,
April, June, and November, And Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
All the rest have thirty-one, He had three ships and left from Spain;
Except for February alone, He sailed through sunshine, wind, and rain.
Which has four and twenty-four,
Till leap year gives it one day more.
My (mercury) eat (east)
very (Venus) slimy (south)
educated (earth) worms (west)
Monday, July 30, 2012
Last week we started school. We are learning about the fall of Rome. Super Mom and I pretended to be Roman soldiers and raided our house for carrots and potatoes for super. Romans ate with their hands! This is me dressed up like a Roman soldier. We also learned about gladiators.
Posted by Gaft Girl at 6:44 AM
Friday, March 30, 2012
Friday, December 16, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Today, we made blue goo. To make blue goo, put one cup of cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of water, a few drops of liquid food coloring (NOT GEL), and mix with your hands for about 5 minutes. The mixture turns into a liquid and a solid called a colloid.
When you "dig" a trench in the blue goo with your fingers and wait a few minutes, the trench fills in.
When you first pick up the blue goo it feels hard and crumbly.
Then, it turns liquid and starts to drip off your fingers.
M-Girl really liked putting puddles of goo on her hands and so did I!
Why does the blue goo do this? The particles of cornstarch are too large to dissolve in the water. Instead, when you mix water and cornstarch, slimy strings of goo form! The goo is a colloid. A colloid is a special kind of mixture in which tiny pieces of one type of material are floating in another kind of material. The particles so small you can't see them without a microscope.
This experiment was GREAT!
Posted by Gaft Girl at 10:16 AM