Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Liquid Mix

Part of homeschooling the way our family practices it is child-led learning.  A couple of weeks ago Pete wondered what would happen if he mixed every liquid in the house together.  I told him I didn't know, but let me know when he was going to try it so I could watch.  I don't think he believed me.

Yesterday we had an unexpectedly free day when the group we were going to lead at Eagle Marsh cancelled.  Pete said this was the day.  Mike suggested he take the experiment outside in the driveway, so in case something turned out to be combustible at least we'd not take the house out right away!  So Pete went around the house gathering everything he could from each floor and lined in up in front of the garage.  Next he added stuff from the garage too.  The only rules were that duplicates of the same thing couldn't be used and the lighter fluid for the grill was off limits.

So after all was gathered, the experiment began.  Water went in first.


What did he discover?  Well the glue and paint sank to the bottom.  The "green" spray cleaner stink overpowers everything else.

This morning there was less color in everything.


  1. Oh my goodness, don't tell Toby about this for about 5 more years, okay? He would be in heaven.