08/15/10 - It's a Geyser!
Our trip yesterday to The Museum of Life and Science in Durham for Engineers Day couldn't have been better! We got there around 10 and left around 5 and just didn't have enough time to do everything we wanted to do. Here Mentos Man has set off a geyser putting 11 Mentos into a Diet Coke. Have you ever seen this? It's a great way to entertain the kids. Just make sure you have several bottles of sodas and tubes of Mentos because once is just not enough. The Museum sells a kit in the gift shop, and you can get a similar one on Amazon:
Anyway, we watched 2 geysers, and the first time I was behind the kids and just got the geyser then I thought how cool to get the geyser and the kids in the same shot. Let's just say I am pleased with the expressions I got! I do not know the family on the left, but Johnny is in orange, Madi in white, and Joey in blue.
I dumped all the museum pics into my August album for now. Here's a collage of the top 16 pics:
This video is worth watching if you enjoy music:
I didn't quite understand the technology, but the cello is connected to the computer and is recognizing harmonics and creating a whole orchestra of sound on the go as the gentleman plays. So beautiful sounding I thought.
The team of IBM volunteers did a great job as the event partner again this year hosting a hands-on exploration activities. Favorites of the kids were dropping an egg all wrapped up in recyclables and trying not to break it, taking apart a computer keyboard and mouse, racing the remote control rover bots, and using 10 gumdrops and toothpicks to see who could build the tallest tower.
Every year we go we learn something new and certainly have a lot of fun.
Thank you all for your comments on my Glowing Butterfly from yesterday... I showed the picture to the kids, and they were begging me to take a picture of them and to please make it glow:-)
My blogpost about the day is up here: