Tuesday, March 03, 2009

SR must be feeling cruddy...

DH just left, and PN and I are having breakfast, and watching Franklin, I just heard coughing, so SR must be awake....

He has a big day today, as it is "The Science Fair"...

There are 200 participants.

SR thinks there were far too many volcanoes.

We had to change the science fair project, SR had picked salivary amaylaze, and how it changes starches into sugars, but frankly he is 7, and since it takes about 4 minutes of standing with cornstarch on your tongue...well it was not nearly as flashy as he expected. He did not think folks at the science fair would stand for 4 minutes with crap on their tongues...

So he decided Sunday to change his experiment to Non Newtonian fluids, and viscosity. All with the help of our good friend corn starch again. H/T to Trying to Grok

Pictures to follow sometime in the next 2 days

6 comments:

Guard Wife said...

I hope SR perks up in time for the big science fair fun. I'll be thinking of all of you!!

vet66 said...

SERE school is interesting. Believe it or not, he is probably thanking his lucky stars he is stuck in the mud eating MRE's and power bars instead of running around the city in 4" heels.

It's all relative. The secret to survival in SERE is to travel slow at dusk and dawn. At night they can spot you with NVG and during the day they can pick you up with binoculars and tracking.

Sarah said...

Oh awesome. Did he squeeze all the cornstarch in his hand to make it solid and then let it ooze out again as it returns to liquid? Cuz I sat and did that for like 2 hours, it was so cool.

Chuck said...

If you put it in the tub, and then stand on it, you sink. But you can run across it, too!

Oddybobo said...

Aww, that was my science far project when I was in elementary school . . . :) All the little boys liked punching it . . . I loved that project. Did you know that natural gas is a non-Newtonian fluid?

Harvey said...

Non-Newtonian fluids rock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2XQ97XHjVw