Sunday, May 31, 2009
A science question for you (blog marathon post 27)
We went to an amazing place today--It was a Science discovery centre. It was tucked away in a very quiet shady lane, and housed in a beautiful medieval Cathedral. I never knew science could be so much fun and could be made to come alive. (Click on the link to know more)
It was all very hands on, very colourful and very vibrant. I couldn't help thinking that while in school, if science had been this much fun, I might have changed my attitude to it. My children loved it and did not want to come away. We were there till the closing time and were the last to leave! They had been enjoying it so much.
The part I loved most were the toys and the puzzles. We spent more than three hours there, engrossed completely in the various exhibits. If you want to see pictures and get a feel of what it was like, click here.
One of the things I bought my children is the toy that you see in the video above. (My son made that video specially for my post)
My questions for you--
1.What is it called?
2. What scientific phenomenon does it demonstrate? (Explain in very simple terms--a kind of 'science-for-dummies' terms)
As always, I shall update the post tomorrow with names of people who gave the best answers.
Your time starts now!
Here's the update with the best answers as promised (All the names in bold are links to their blogs/profiles):
The winner undoubtedly is Niall Young : Not only is his answer fully right and well explained (I was specifically looking for the term "every action had an equal and opposite reaction") but he also injected his own brand of humour into it!
The first to get it right was 'Just call me A'.
Tys on Ice also explained it well.
And a special mention to Poonam1 for admiring the hand in the video. :-) Nice to know my son has female admirers at his age ! The hand belongs to my son, Poonam. Thanks for putting a smile on my face. I read out your comment to him and he had the grace to blush. :-)
Thank you to all who took the time out to do this question. Your brains have improved in efficiency by a whopping 10% (Okay, approximately) and that is a great contribution towards keeping Alzheimer's at bay. Well done folks!