After dinner on Tuesday we made ice cream with tin cans. The science of ice cream can be found HERE. I used a recipe like THIS one. And a few different methods to make ice cream without a maker can be found HERE.
After ice cream, it was on to Suzi talking about astronomy. The kids started out making their own individual Earth out of play dough, but they had the inner core, mantel, crust, and outer core. They loved it!
Next the kids got to “take a trip to Mars.” They chose from pictures what they would take if they were going to Mars, and after they wrote down we discussed why some were good choices and why some weren’t, so they could learn more about space that way.
Next they were blindfolded one at a time. Their partner plugged their nose and stuck a jelly belly in their mouth. They chewed for a second and noticed they couldn’t tell what it tasted like too much, until their nose was unplugged. We all tried that, and it’s kind of crazy how the flavor rushes into your mouth once your nose is unplugged!
Final summary of our camp tomorrow! Would you believe if I told you I’m not even using a third of the pictures I took! It’s hard to narrow it down!