Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Floating tea bag experiment, by Little Mr

This is an exciting post for our little family as it will be the first of many vlogs bought to you by Little Mr!

Little Mr is a confident little chap and loves to learn, teach & perform so over our time home educating he likes to get involved as much in teaching as learning, which we happen to think is awesome! He has been saying for some time now that he wants to be "in the shows" when he gets bigger, so we have started filming his words of wisdom, mini lessons, tutorials and all sorts of things that he finds interesting. 

Lesson 1 is "The flying tea bag" and is an easy science experiment that you can do with your little ones.

This experiment shows how the warmer air, heat caused from the flame within the cylinder, rises as it is less dense. Of course we could go into this much further but since our little professor is only 4 we have started with basics.
convection currentsco
convection currents
convection currents

What you'll need:
  • a tea bag (the best type are the ones with a staple, usually individually wrapped but you can make it work with most types)
  • a saucer or bowl
  • a candle/ match/ lighter
You can subscribe to Logan's lessons here (he would very much like it if you did!) and please feel free to leave comments and suggestions for future lessons that you'd like to see on Logan's channel.

PS please bear with his film crew while we get used to filming ;)

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