Is it jello? Is it a sundae?
No, it's a rainbow in a jar! My first attempt, which didn't come out as well as it could have, but later versions worked very well. This was my practice batch as I practiced my presentation for the WV Library Association's Spring Fling. Storyteller Jo Ann Dadisman and I shared ideas for ways to include science with folktales to help the librarians with their plans for summer reading.
Downtown Sutton is charming with brick streets and many restored buildings.
I hope someone will share photos they took so I can post them here. We had a great time experimenting with making a chicken cluck with a plastic cup, making water and light bend, making the rainbow in the jar and blowing up a balloon with baking soda along with lots of other easy experiments. Every attendee left with a handmade bookmark (by Jo Ann), a bag of candy for all sorts of candy experiments (from me), and handouts with stories, experiments and ideas from both of us.
After the drive home and my evening walk, I returned to find things much greener than when I left in the morning. The day's showers helped, I'm sure, along with temperatures in the 70's.
I love spring!
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