November 23, 2008

just a nice, little science experiment...that's quick!

Here's a quick and fun little science experiment...I found the idea from my FREE copy of (click here and order your free copy- sign-up is quick and easy!) Homeschool Enrichment Magazine!

The idea is to make "petrified wood"... and, see if when you light it, it catches on fire? All you do is take a paper towel, fold it in half and then half again and roll it like a log. On a plate combine 1 Tablespoon Epson salt and 1-2 Tablespoons water! Roll the log in the mixture and let sit for one week. After one week, try to ignite it and see if it catches on fire. (Hint: it shouldn't). It's all about the salt. smile-wink-nod!

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