Colour mixing, temperature, splashing. This activity has it all! Elliot really likes playing with the hose but I try to get him to play with tubs of water instead because water is such a precious commodity. To use it for play is a massive luxury, but I also find ice […]
Blow it up and let it go, hold it while the air goes out of it, blow that air in each others’ faces, rub your hands on it and hear it squeak, throw it up in the air – this activity just kept on giving as Elliot worked out new […]
Combo of science and craft! This is Elliot doing ‘Blast off!’
I doubt you can get these in Australia! These candles are like sparklers but the fireworks spurt up for about 60 seconds.
3/4 Oil, 1/4 water, and a few drops of food colouring in a bottle. Shake and be mesmerised! Durable so it keeps on giving. I had to use the ‘expensive’ imported sunflower oil, though, because the Tanzanian stuff is often brown and a bit murky.
I’m mainly going for awe with science rather than explaining mechanics. Bicarb and vinegar have the ‘wow’ factor in spades, even more so if you hide food colouring under the bicarb and then use a syringe to squirt the vinegar on. All of these materials are cheap and easy to […]
‘Tracing the metanarrative of colonialism and its legacy’ is one of the shortest and sharpest chapters in Evangelical Postcolonial Conversations. Teri Merrick, a professor of philosophy at Azusa Pacific University, argues that Kant and Hegel’s version of how we know things sets up Western modern science as the arbitrator of truth. She writes, ‘This places an […]