Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Make Time for Science

The rainy and muggy weather that has settled into the region recently left some of the farm children in need of activities. I figured that one of my favorite science demonstrations would occupy them for a while. We put a very small amount of water in a soda can and heated the can over paper garbage in the burn barrel outside. As soon as the water boiled, I quickly inverted the can into a cold basin of water. The result was pretty dramatic! For those who haven't done this, I will not disclose what happens.