Ages ago the boys were given a box with the title Disgusting Digestion. It is a creation from a company under the name of Horrible Science.
The box was put on the shelf and ignored, until D found it again the other day.
The first thing that came out of the box was titled a fart pot. What more do I need to say? I have two boys that difficulty understanding complex humour, but slapstick is easy for them. Being boys they are impressed with all things bodily functionwise, so this pot of noisy slime has had them in hysterics since it was opened!
D then looked perplexed at all the other things the box contained. There is plastic kidney, bladder, and stomach. Just looking at them gave me an urgh!
We set about reading the book that came with it, giving all the gory information about the organs. Who says kids only learn at school? Things like this are amazing for their ability to engage and educate.
The first experiment was to make fake vomit – diced carrots and all! It looked realistic, so not pleasant. D thought it was brilliant!
We then mad salt dough to make impressions of teeth. I don’t think I will get the salty taste out of my mouth for the rest of the week! Anyone seeing our window ledge will have a fright at the row of mouth imprints sitting drying there!
Then the one he kept repeating the experiment on was the stomach. It is amazing how a spoonful of bicarb and a dash of vinegar can amuse. seeing the acid reflux from the stomach had him in stitches. But it also had him asking questions about the whys and wherefores of what was going on.
My boys love to understand the world around them, and D is now convinced he is going to be a mad scientist – his words not mine!