To introduce the winner of The Elements Book Giveaway, I thought it only appropriate to do a little experimenting. Sadly I was somehow out of baking soda (thank you moving), so I had to let go of my highly reactive ambitions and get creative.
Lucky for me, chemistry is everywhere! Honestly, a simple introduction to the science is as close as your kitchen drawer and piggy bank. With a little piece of aluminum foil, a penny (made prior to 1982), and a some water, you and your little ones can explore the world of corrosion.
Just place a flat piece of aluminum foil at the bottom of a drinking glass or jar, place the penny on top of the foil, and fill with water (be careful not to disturb the penny while filling the jar). Then sit back and watch over the next few hours as the water becomes cloudier and cloudier. After 24 hours drain the water and take a peek at the foil and the penny. You should see deterioration, i.e. corrosion on the aluminum foil where the penny once sat.
Exploring the world of chemistry is as easy as that! Simple reactions between easy to find ingredients. For more fun and easy at-home chemistry experiments check out this assortment...
... oh yeah! Now that we've created a little chemistry, here are the results of a little random math!
The winner of The Elements Book Giveaway is...Karen who wrote:
"I have this book on loan right now from the library. Would LOVE my own copy!"
Thank you so much to everyone who participated!
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