Monday, July 20, 2009

Paper Wings

Our garage seems to be Butterfly Heaven, because I keep finding dead butterflies in there. Perfectly shaped, just lying on the ground dead. Humph.

I finally picked one up on my way inside and put it on the table (on a plate!) with a magnifying glass for Reese to check out if he wanted to.


It didn't take long, though, for Daddy to show Reese the magic that the sun & a magnifying glass can do...
The butterfly's wings lit almost instantly...just like tissue paper to a flame...


I made Reese promise me he would only do this magic when Mommy or Daddy were around :)

4 comments:

Chandra said...

What an awesome experiement!!

SmallWorld at Home said...

Great experiment and beautiful pics. Thanks for submitting to the Carnival of Homeschooling!

Rana said...

Stopping by from the Carnival of Homeschooling. What a great experiment. I don't know if I could show that to my kids yet. They are 6.

Mike and Katie said...

Aren't dads great?! I've enjoyed reading your blog. I tried showing that trick to the kids but for some reason it didn't work. Maybe we're too far from the sun up here in MN! :)