Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Science Stories

Fingerprinting with cocoa powder-- could science be any more fun? Mikro loved this program at he library. First they read a story and looked for the science in it. Then, they did the fingerprinting activities. First they did their own prints with an ink pad, then they used butter to transfer prints onto a mug, dusted it with cocoa powder and lifted the prints with tape, and attached them to another kid's worksheet so everyone would get a bigger sample of the types of patterns in fingerprints. I had to make Mikro wash up after handling the butter, but I was really happy that his allergies didn't prevent him from joining in the fun. (He only reacts if he ingests things, not from skin contact, thankfully.)

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