11 September 2008
I got Mudpies to Magnets from the library again. I also picked up More Mudpies to Magnets. Then I started flipping through them. This color bombs thing caught my eye, it's in More Mudpies on page 31. They call it "Floating Rainbows," but I think that color bombs is more descriptive of what's actually going on in this experiment. It was pretty interesting! As with last time, I was surprised by how things went. And, like last time, Monkey was interested in what was going on. We got a new word out of the activity: float. It took almost 4 minutes to get the first "bomb" and, interestingly, the colors didn't all "explode" at the same rate.
And, the food coloring cleaned up off the counter much better than the last time I made a food coloring mess. No lingering colors at all!