Wednesday, January 21, 2015

making waves

Well, I'm going to call it "science" but really it was playing with "kabobs and jellybabies" and eating more gummy bears than you'd find us with on a normal day (Ani favors the citrus, Eliza the orange, and I like the white ones, whatever they're supposed to be).  Ani's taken to staying home to read while I run errands, but today she was incredulous that buying candy and skewers was top of my list, so I had company.  The cashier also got a preview of the day's events. "A wave machine, made from three elements: duct tape (which she says with distinct "t's" which I find fascinating, but she caught me today listening too closely and she asked, are you listening to me saying duct tape?), skewers and gummy bears!"  That about sums it all up.








Isn't it so pleasing? We played with it for a long time, making big ripples, and making it go for a video to send a friend.  We liked the spiny structure of it, the bony skewers with their colorful gem tips.





We also found this PBS animation online, which gave us some more information and good visuals about waves. It was a happy way to spend the afternoon...

5 comments:

verdemama said...

This is so freakin' awesome. I wanna play too. We might have to give this one a try! Also, your thoughts on parenting, Buddhism, and waves resonates with me, too. I know what you mean. Exactly.

slim pickins said...

Yes! Do it!! It was as awesome as it looks! We actually folded it up carefully so we can get it out again to show our friends...
And thank you - it helps me to write it all out as I'm figuring it, and to know that it has some relevance with anyone else...

Naudia Ferbrache said...

So beautiful! I think I'm gonna come live with you just to do that! So cool

slim pickins said...

N - YES! do that. Or you can just play with us when you're here...;)

Naudia Ferbrache said...

Okayyyyyy! can't wait to see you guys again! Heeheehee I think I willlllll! ;)