Now This is Science

While I’ve been away doing science things like working on a robot that can read your fingerprints from 10 feet away, Eli and Liza decided to get in on the science action.

Yesterday afternoon they were making popcorn for their afternoon snack. “Can you pop an unpopped piece of corn?” Eli asked. “Let’s do an experiment!” Very soon Eli and Misty were putting an unpopped popcorn kernel in the microwave and re-heating it for a few minutes at a time to see what happened.

Liza, meanwhile, had wandered off to draw on the erasable board that she and Eli use for studying, or so Misty thought. As the kernel was being microwaved a third time, she asked Liza, “What are you doing?”

Liza shows off the results of the popcorn experiment

“This is science. You need a record.” She was busy noting down their results.

To translate, she wrote:

Raoond 1 nufing.
Raoond 2 nufing.
Raoond 3 nufing.

She then proceeded to sign the record as a witness and get Eli to check off his name. Also the smiley face takes away the sting of them not being able to make the kernel explode.

Now I get to explain that they proved their null hypothesis!

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5 Comments

  1. Mark Musante
    on January 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure you’ve seen this, right? http://imgur.com/rnf2K

  2. May
    on January 16, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    This is so precious. You just gotta love this granddaughter of ours. This brought a huge grin to mine and Pop’s faces.

  3. on January 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Mark, I hadn’t! That’s awesome.

  4. katre
    on January 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    That is so awesome.

  5. Ally
    on January 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Stephen and Misty, y’all made the best babies.