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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Weather Bubbles

Taliesin and Nathanael awoke on this cloudy Kansas day in the mood to study the weather. So, as they took a bath this morning, they requested that we read Where Does the Rainbow End? and Amazing Weather. Today, they really enjoyed discussing hurricanes. We talked about how hurricanes occur in a tropical climate. They connected the tropical climate with our discussion yesterday of tree frogs and rain forests. After talking about weather events and discussing weather terms (one of their favorite things to do); we went outside to eat our lunch and smell the smell of fresh rain in the air. We also read some out of a book called Wind and Weather, a book that asks fun questions about whatever topic the book is written about (it comes in a series) and then answers those questions. Then came the really fun part. After lunch, we made bubbles and discussed how the wind (the actual wind or our breath) can make the bubbles blow - much like the wind in hurricanes and tornados. They had so much fun! Taliesin found the recipe for making bubbles in one of his cookbooks. They turned out great - made huge bubbles. It just takes one cup of dish washing liquid, two cups of water, and one teaspoon of corn syrup.



TERI said...

How fun! I want to make these with my grandson! He loves the little bottles of bubbles, but to make some big ones! He would be very excited, indeed!

Mama Lavender said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks a bunch for sharing the recipe - I need to get some corn syrup!

unschoolermom said...

You're welcome! They were lots of fun!