This post is sponsored by Disney’s Tomorrowland.
When my kids and I watched Tomorrowland months ago they both left the theatre declaring that they wanted to be scientists! It’s amazing how just seeing another child fulfill their dream of being a scientist can spark that same dream in others. If you haven’t seen the film yet it comes out on Blu-ray™, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere October 13th. It’s important we let our kids know that they don’t have to wait to reach their dreams of being a scientist, they can do it NOW in their own kitchens. They just need to think like a scientist. The first thing they need is to start with a question. My little scientists decided to ask “ Which food will rot first?”, Here’s how we set out to find the answer!
Gather your materials. You will need some food (we chose cheese, milk, bread, and an orange slice), something to observe them in, like these test tubes or regular sandwich bags will work, and an observation log.
Pop the food in and make predictions. We all thought the milk would rot first.
Observe and make notes of the observations on your log for 5 days.
This is what ours looked like on day 1 and day 5. Even though you can see mold on the orange the milk was nearly solid. As my kids found out, it was very sour. They were very into carefully inspecting and observing each day. One day my daughter shook the milk…don’t. Trust me. For the sake of science, though, we went for it.
The best part of this was how seriously they took their roles as scientists and I loved making them realize that they don’t have to wait until they grow up to be a scientist, they can be a scientist today.
Inspire your little scientists with Disney’s Tomorrowland on Blu-ray™, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere Oct 13!
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