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(UW Madison)   Help, I am looking for fun sciency stuff to do with my kid on weekends. I am trying to build a nerd here. Suggestions?   ( divider line
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2014-06-06 03:12:21 PM  
3 votes:
Take him to watch the neighborhood kids play football or basketball. Stand well away from the action and explain to him that he'll never be any good at that and that he'll probably just break his neck. Then take him to a bookstore and buy him something with a dragon on the cover.
2014-06-06 03:13:08 PM  
2 votes:
Ammonium nitrate and diesel.
2014-06-06 02:44:51 PM  
2 votes:
Do or do not.

There is no try.
2014-06-07 12:31:19 AM  
1 vote:
Doesn't anyone take their kid fishing anymore? WTF?
2014-06-06 10:21:59 PM  
1 vote:
demonstrate osmosis with an egg.

Put raw eggs in vinegar overnight to remove the shell.  rinse VERY carefully, observe, etc.

put egg into corn syrup or "maple" syrup, let sit overnight, observe.

put egg back into tap water, let sit overnight, observe!

Throw nasty-vinegar smelling watery balloon eggs at people you don't like ;)
2014-06-06 02:40:54 PM  
1 vote:
Go outside and show them a tree.
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