Saturday, March 5, 2011

test tube mosquito

I loved this experiment.
Son wants to do it again.
We learned about air pressure.
Here we have a test tube mosquito.

We are boiling the water...creating the pressure.

Though it has one wing (a second holder was to be it's second wing) it worked great.
Sucking the "blood" (ours is alien blood...all I had was green).
Can you see the squirt?

 Before we heated the water it wouldn't/couldn't suck anything up.
Gotta love science!
Not mosquitoes!


Jen said...

Very cool! Can you explain the experiment to me or let me know where you got the idea from? I'm always on the lookout for more great science experiments!

Pressed Petals said...

Let me get back to you on this. We use A Reason for Science.