I have neglected my science blog for far too long, but I’m hoping to start getting back into a regular posting schedule, particularly since I’m interested in starting a Saturday Science Club. We’ll see how it goes. =)
But yesterday, my daughters and I went to the park with one of their friends and I decided to take along one of our science kits I’d been meaning to try out. It was a solar science kit.
I decided to have the kids try out the Solar Furnace.
I had the kids test it out for themselves. They did feel the warmth.
I had mentioned how neat it would be to try the burn a feather activity, but that it was too bad we didn’t have a feather.
My daughter’s friend piped up, “I know where there is a feather!” And sure enough, she came back with a great one. So we tried to use the solar furnace to singe a feather. For a while, I had my doubts because nothing was happening.
But after a while of holding it steady, we were able to focus the light long enough and it started to smoke and singe the feather. It was so neat!