Thank you for a fantastic Owling Night. The kids did an amazing job reading Owl Moon. Ike made a fabulous Great Horned Owl. The ACES owl was definitely a hit. I know we heard some owls, but there were rumors flying around of a wild owl spotted last night too!
Today, Charlie defied the rules of science as we knew them. He made a paper clip float! Yep. You read that right. But I thought that paper clips were made of metal and had big giant holes that let water through and pushed the paper clip right down to the bottom? Turns out that if you very gently put a tissue in the water and then very gently put the paper clip on top...the paper clip floats--suspended on top of the tissue. It was floating at 11:20 this morning, it was floating when we left school at 1:55, we'll see what's going on tomorrow morning.
Obviously, we've had science on the brain because Maddy brought in an experiment from home too. She filled a glass jar with water. We then watched what happened when she dropped red food coloring into the water and then yellow afterwards. The red floated it's way around the water, almost looking like dancing smoke. When the yellow was added it mixed with the water immediately, but the red was still suspended all over the place. Eventually, they both mixed together. We wonder if yellow and red food coloring have different properties. This experiment was made twice as cool with the lights off and a flashlight shining into the water!
Thanks Charlie and Maddy. Both excellent experiments to check out at home!