Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Rice Experiment

Inspired by pictures I have seen of water crystals taken from different places I decided we would give this experiment a try.

I encouraged everyone in the house to partake but I think there was only Hermione and myself who conversed with the rice. Nana certainly didn't and thinks I am now officially crackers!

Here are our results. The 'good' rice looked as it did when we put it in the jar and although it smelled a biy musty it didn't smell particularly bad. The 'bad' rice in comparison had green mould on it and absolutely stunk.

Nana feels the whole thing was not scientific as the jars and amounts of rice varied slightly. I agree it wasn't scientific in the true sense but that's not to say it isn't interesting.

Hermione and I talked about it in the context of how we talk to other people (as well as things like rice) and I hope this has helped her to see how damaging or nurturing our words can be.


Author One said...

brilliant! going to try that - his water experiments are amazing.


4kidsandadog said...

I'm going to try that too!

Wobblymoo said...

How fascinating, I'm going to see if I can get my two to have a go at this too.

Claire said...

Please pop back and tell me how it went if you do try it. I'm very intrigued by this whole idea.

Mom Unplugged said...

This is fascinating, sort of like talking to plants! We shall definitely try this, probably after Christmas. I will be sure and let you know the results, and probably put it on my blog too.

I especially like how you used it to teach about the effects of kind vs. unkind words. Very interesting!

KACP-SuccessRadio said...

JUST started the experiment at home with my whole family involved and active in it. Here is the initial movie, yesterday. At the time of this post is just over 24 hours. Have a view of the video here:

Blessings to all!