Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It's gonna blow!

The other evening the kids and Jim built a Smithsonian model volcano that we've had sitting around for a little while. They were all very excited about building it and setting it off, painstakingly crafting and molding it and adding the food coloring.


Apparently, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be, however, as you can see by their reactions in the photo to the right. Vesuvius it was not.

5 comments:

Maggie said...

Hopefully the fun they had building it minimized some of the disappointment from the underwhelming explosion. If I don't talk to you before, I hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Walter Jeffries said...

We picked up at a yard sale what looks be the same kit and got the same feeling. Needs more explosions and fire. :)

Shell said...

My kids never seem to tire of baking soda and vinegar (we have a lot of it)...especially if they make a volcano out of playdough first.
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Madeline said...

These kits can be so good and so NOT, can't they? I am afraid of buying them now when we go to museums. But the Smithsonian. man. You'd think..

This made me think of my friend's little boy saying,with great excitement, "It's a volcano eruption" when he watched the birth and what came after, of his home-birthed brother.

Rachel said...

We have had the very same reaction to several of our science kits which promised volcanic explosions. It's so disappointing when they put all that work into it and then it's such a small eruption. I think they imagined the walls would be covered in the goop that would pour out (and I guess I'm happy that wasn't the case), but still, a little bit more than a mild fizzing would be appreciated. :)