Week: 29th April – 5th May 2013
Only a few correct answers to this weeks mystery creature…. it is the GOBLIN SHARK.
The goblin shark (Mitsukurina owstoni) is another deep sea dweller and is often referred to as a living fossil
Here is a simple and fun experiment to try at home – how to make a balloon hovercraft. I was temporarily abandoned by my junior scientists so had to step in front of the camera for a change….. so everybody…. meet Dr. How ;0)
What is your earliest memory? Mine is my third birthday party! I remember getting a xylophone – it was bright, colourful and made a lot of noise! I sat beside the Christmas tree playing with this great new toy, my back to all my little
There must be something in the air today… I was met by two very sad looking kids at school pick up, my little three year old spent half his day crying and a poor friend sounded really low on the phone. To be honest I am not exactly full
Week: 22nd – 28th April 2013
How did you get on with this weeks CAN YOU NAME THIS CREATURE? Did you guess it? Got a fair few correct answers from people; It is a Kayan slow loris!!!
|Image credit: Ch’ien C. Lee|
The slow loris is a close relative of the lemur and can
Well it is official… Spring is here for sure… the Cuckoo was heard from our garden yesterday, not by me I’m afraid, not yet anyway, but it definitely marks the ticking of nature’s clock, the passing of the seasons. The cuckoo
It’s Friday so that can only mean one thing… another fun experiment to try, think you are going to like this one!Nearly everyone seems to have heard of the classic “Coke & Mentos” experiment so we started with that… =&0=& A 2 Litre bottle of coke (Diet coke is best as it doesn’t leave a sticky mess) A packed of mentos mints Basically you want to place the bottle of coke on the ground and add as many mentos to it at once as possible and then stand way back!! =&1=&
- Well you could pop one or two in quickly and it will work fairly well.
- You could roll a piece of paper into a tube, sit it in the neck of the bottle and, gently pinch the base while you fill it with mentos (up to ten is about right) and then let then all slip into the bottle when you release the pinch at the base!
- There are devices specifically designed for delivering mentos into coke…. I bought this one from my local book shop…
With this you insert the pin, load up with mentos, screw the devise onto the top of your bottle of coke and then pull the pin to release the mints into the coke. There is even a little ring of plastic that drops down and covers the pin holes so all the coke goes upwards only.
- You can make your own devise, like we did here (thanks Hubby)… does pretty much the same thing.
This is the one the I use for kids parties and events and it goes down a treat. I don’t bother plugging the holes at the side so the coke fountains out the side as well as the top and it all adds to the effect!
Fun, isn’t it, but I thought we could shake
From the moment I get up in the morning the questions start rolling…. the three year old is going through a “what happens if” phase with an alarmingly gruesome theme these days; “Mammy, what will happen if your eye
Week 15th – 22nd April
Did you guess this weeks CAN YOU NAME THIS CREATURE? It is a PEACOCK SPIDER!! Well done to Michael from Nature Learn and to Sonja Koprek for getting it right!
What is not apparent from the photo above is the size of these
With all the excitement of the Easter bunny we forgot about our last egg- experiment…”the bouncy egg” so I thought it might be a fun one to start off this new blog spot… “Fun Friday”, where I will share a new experiment