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“Labber”-in-training

May 23, 2012
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Tea got a science kit for his birthday, and has declared that he wants to be a “labber” (ie. work in a laboratory) like me (or like I used to anyway).

To prepare to be a proper labber, Tea got right down to business learning how to use his equipment.  He spilled about 14 gallons of water on the floor and then set up an experiment of his own devising.

The question he wanted to answer:  what will get softer after soaking overnight?  A bean, a raisin, or a rock?

His hypothesis: the rock.

After performing the experiment he wanted to repeat it the next night using hot water instead of room tempurature water.  I love watching kid brains coming up questions and figuring things out.

For the record, he also wants to be a doctor, firefighter, police officer, photographer, artist, and astronaut.  I sure hope he’s started to save his pennies for school.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Michelle permalink
    May 23, 2012 7:42 pm

    OMG these pictures!!! Nobody even had THAT much fun on Mr. Wizzard!

  2. Jenn permalink
    May 23, 2012 9:17 pm

    GAK! LOVE! Where did you find the kit?!

  3. Tea's and Pea's Grandad permalink
    May 24, 2012 7:47 am

    Verrrrry interesting, and cute.

  4. Bridget permalink
    May 24, 2012 2:13 pm

    Love this! Andrew has a jar on our counter that he filled with unripened apricots and soapy water and had us mark “To be opened on July 17” I asked him what he thought would happen to the apricots. He said “I don’t know. I am a scientist”. And I am so buying that science set!

  5. kerrie permalink
    May 27, 2012 3:45 am

    wonderful fun – I should get a kit for my nephews. So why did he think the rock didn’t soften?? A good scientist always has a theory as to why his original theory didn’t pan out you know!

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