My kids must've been in a science mood yesterday. It all started with a trip to Subway.
"Can we get fountain drinks?" they asked.
I wasn't in much of a mood to insist that they drink milk, so I let them have a special treat.
"Guess what I got?" my daughter asked.
"Half Sprite, half rootbeer."
I couldn't believe it. "Seriously?"
"Yeah, Mom, it's good."
"Guess what I got?" my son asked.
I couldn't wait to hear this. "What?"
"Half diet coke, half rootbeer."
It made me sick just thinking about it. "Is it good?" I asked.
When we got home, the experimentation continued. "Mom, I need a ziploc bag, baking soda, and vinegar," my daughter said.
"What for?" I asked.
"I'm going to make a carbon dioxide man."
That sounded interesting, so I gave her the supplies. Here's what she came up with:
Isn't he cute? Unfortunately, he didn't have a long life. My daughter took him outside and fed his carbon dioxide to the trees. RIP Carbon Dioxide Man!