Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Good HE Mum

Well, despite being ill, ill and then ill again just for a change over the solstice, christmas and new year, I pulled myself together, got out the new science at home book we got for christmas and forced myself to do some of those messy, time-consuming and fun projects that the kids love and that parents wish they had never started, about halfway through. So, we have made cornflour and water to study the weird properties of non-Newtonian liquids (behave like a liquid if you're gentle with them but like a solid if you whack them hard with a spoon - but, hey, of course you knew that!). And also made a hot-air ballon out of tissue paper, paper clips and with a hair-dryer! As you do!
I'm tired now, can I go and have a little lie down? *totters off*

6 comments:

Jax said...

non Newtonian liquids featured in the episode of numb3rs we watched last night, as in professor tries to run across large pool of it, and sinks...

Joxy said...

Tree of Happiness Award to help things along;

http://freerangefamily-joxy.blogspot.com/2009/01/tree-of-happiness.html

Shirl said...

That sounds a fun book. Hope you feel much better soon.

dottyspots said...

That sounds like fun, but I think after that I'd probably need a little lie down too (well I did have a good lie down accompanied by a stiff drink after yesterday's day, haven't got round to blogging it yet, but good job I've got a gsoh *sigh*

Actually I was ignorant as to the properties of Newtonian liquids.

Becks said...

Sounds like you deserve the rest after all that. I have been avoiding doing anything "educational" lately as I dread that they project will stretch on...and on...and on...lol

bethnoir said...

You are, officially supermum!
I was showing eldest son how to change a fuse in a plug yesterday, (he was watching me and asked) and hoped to demonstrate my skills by making the standard lamp work again, but despite rewiring, new fuse and a new bulb it still didn't turn on. That's a useful lesson in life, I reckon. There are mysteries that elude us even when we apply logic and knowledge to them (unless we are trained as an electrician).

Keep getting better :-)