Saturday, March 19, 2011

We Made Worms--- Fun Science Sunday

I have to thank Steve Spangler science for this weekends fun science experiment. We had quite a bit of ingredients left from last years Leprechaun Fun Science kit--so tonight we made worms.
Insta-Worms are created through an amazing reaction involving a polymer taken from seaweed and combined with a little salt to produce instant worms.
First we measured the water into the dish and then measured the "worm activator" powder into the water.
Stir until completely dissolved.

Squeeze the "worm goo" into the water and activator....and instantly---you have made a worm.

I love the looks of concentration on my little scientists' faces.


We also discovered that pickle juice also works as a worm activator.
Polymers ROCK!!



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4 comments:

Discovering Montessori said...

Super cool! Gonna have to do this. Thank you for sharing.

MaryAnne said...

This is really cool!

Ticia said...

They totally rock, and now you really make me want that kit!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

How neat is that!