23 January, 2013

Science Curiosity

When I was a kid I LOVED the Curiosity Show. 
(Perhaps it's an Aussie thing)
LOVED it.
Along with half the kids in my class.
I could never get the related science books from the library, 
because they were always out on loan!

I remember the disappointment of not being able to do science at home.
Which I think is primarily the reason why I encourage 
my boys to experiment away!

 Recently we watched Dr Deane Hutton's  DVD - Table Top Science.
(this is not a paid endorsement, although I'm very happy to promote it!)

The boys were in heaven and wanted to try everything.
Maybe one day... but for now, we did this -

 SPINNING EGGS - Momentum & Inertia

 EGG IN A BOTTLE - Air Pressure

 MAGIC PENCIL - Polymers

So much fun!
Wonder what we'll try next?


15 comments:

  1. This looks great! Wow! I've never seen the pencils one? What were they doing there?? Science is great for little minds... and big ones too!

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    1. There are so many incredible experiments. The pencils go straight through the bag, without it popping or leaking. We've done this one many, many times... :)

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  2. These are cool. Would be even more awesome if you showed us how to do them! haha :)

    ps- you've still got capatcha on and it's taken me 3 times so far to try and leave a comment x

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    1. Hi Deb,
      Deane's DVDs are so worth it. He shows the 'trick' and then again in slow motion, explaining everything about why/how the activity works.
      Fantastic for my boys, aged 4 & 6 now.

      I put captcha back on because I was getting so much spam :(
      I'm sorry you've found it difficult. Thanks for persisting!

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  3. They look like they are having so much fun experimenting! i used to watch that show to although i am sadly not very science minded!!!

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    1. We were only allowed to watch our very favourite shows when we were young.
      Curiosity Show was one. The Brady Bunch was another ;)

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  4. oooh I loved that show too!
    One of the best thing about being a parent is being able to relive the joys of your childhood with your own kids!

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  5. I looooove science. I don't think I've ever seen the show. It's so wonderful that to share Science with your kids!

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    1. I agree Penny.
      There's so much of our world to explore - it's wonderful to be able to give our kids the support, tools and space to discover it in.

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  6. These all look like so much fun. I might have to look for that dvd. R would love this.

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  7. haha I just checked out the Deane Hutton website and played one of the videos. What a flashback to hear his voice again!

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  8. ..."I'm glad you asked"...
    It never gets old, does it Ness?

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  9. I have never heard of this show, but it looks like my kids would love it. Cool trick with the pencils.

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