kate5kiwis: science experiment

kate5kiwis

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, July 29, 2010

science experiment

i got my science kids with a good whoosh just now. they know i'm kinda jumpy super careful with all the chemicals we're experimenting with, and i make them use the special four-step-instructions-on-OHP (miss, nineteen eighty nine called and wants its OHP back) every time we light the bunsen burners. anyway in one part of the lesson i did a demo of dissolving a solute (copper sulphate) in a solvent (water) to get a solution. didya see all my sciencey words right there? didya? didya?????
yep, skiting now. *so* i sprinkled some copper sulphate (blue stuff) into a test tube of water (clear stuff) and stuffed in the stopper securely and shook it up. and as i started to shake it, i yelled BOOM!!! at which all the girls in the front row jumped and shrieked.
ha! it's an oldie but a goodie...

5 Comments:

Blogger SoozNooz said...

Gorgeous - you sneaky thing you giving them all a fright. x

3:50 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Just wait till you start teaching them about flux capacitors and time travel!

7:40 PM  
Blogger nova_j said...

ha awesome! and much funnier than my 5th form science teacher who started off the year by announcing that he was attracted to each & every one of us, and that whether we believed it or not, we were all attracted to him too... *cue vomiting 5th former noises* of course he was referring to gravity... ;)

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

You are cracking me up!

I had a crazy science teacher that I vividly remember racing around the room in a manic state, wearing his white lab coat, nervously flicking his long fringe over his balding middle patch and setting off 'controlled' explosions saying, 'Erm, now class - what did I do wrong?!'.

He certainly grabbed our attention and made our classes fun!

Well done Katie, sounds like you've got them well entertained and you sound deserving of an Oscar!

9:18 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Do what you oughta, add acid to water.

7:26 AM  

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