Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Boogers, boogers and more boogers

Marc started a great science project with the kids today. He is going to show the kids how much bacteria lives in their boogers and in their mouths.

Today he collected the samples and started culturing them. Next Wednesday after spelling bee, he plans on teaching the children how to make slides and then he'll pull out his microscope and show the children what grew out of their bodily excretions.

This experiment showed the differences between boys and girls yet again. The two girls swabbed the inside of their mouths, all the boys went mining for boogers.







and here's Marc transfering booger to sheep's blood plate. He started off trying to do it the right way but it just wasn't working so he ditched the tools and switched to fingers.

4 comments:

Laura said...

This kind of makes my kids' mold gardens look a little bit tame. I think both of my kids would have gone for the more hands on method of booger retrieval rather than letting inefficient tools get in the way! There's no gender difference around here for that one...

Shez said...

We've started our mold gardens. I can't wait to see what they look like.

Lostcheerio said...

*cackle*

Gotta love that picture. Yes, this is what homeschoolers do. FEAR US, WORLD!

Piseco said...

Love it, love it! I'll have to try this with my son!