Welcome back to Wordless Wednesday! I’ve been sorting out some pictures from my family trip to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa a couple of years back. I’d love to share with you guys this week’s post “Throwback Wednesday” and here are some pictures taken.
The Sinking of the Titanic Ship, 1912 (replica)
Can you spot which one of the antique TV you have seen in your childhood?
Thomas the Train? Well, this is a steam locomotive stationed in the museum permanently.
It has been a fun and interesting family outing to the museum and everyone enjoys it. We spent half the day letting our mind run wild and see so many cool things while we were there. I wanted to embrace the time spent we had together <3
I can’t leave you here without sharing this fun experiment you can play with your children.
TRY THIS OUT!
Absorption Rainbow How can you move water from one glass to another without lifting a finger? Watch as water climbs up sheets of paper towel to fill empty glasses and mix colours, making a liquid rainbow.
Materials 6 sheets of paper towel 6 glasses of approximately equal size food colouring (red, blue, yellow) water. Let’s get to work!
1. Place 5-6 drops of red, blue, and yellow food colouring in three different glasses (one colour per glass). Add approximately 1 – 1 ½ cup of water in each of the three glasses.
2. Arrange the coloured water glasses to form the three points of a triangle. Place an empty glass in the space between each of the three points.
3. Twist each sheet of paper towel lengthwise.
4. Connect the glasses by placing one end of a paper towel sheet in an empty glass and the other end in a glass with coloured water.
5. Sit back and wait. The movement of water through the paper towel strips will take a few hours, so you may want to set the glasses off to the side and check in on them later.
What happened? Paper towel is porous, meaning that between the paper towel fibres there are many small, empty spaces. When you observe paper towel absorbing water, you are watching water move through these small, interconnected spaces. As one water molecule moves up the paper towel, it pulls along other water molecules with it. Plants use this process to draw water up from the ground. (sciencetech.technomuses.ca) for more cool experiments.
When was the last time you embrace your loved ones? Last week, last night or a second ago? I love to hear your comments.
Now, I’ll leave you to be mesmerized by the cool technology in the museum and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I do. Until next time, Science Kid!
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