naked eggs and flying keys

Posted on September 14th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

Remember our science experiment book, Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes? Well, we now have an egg that has been unclothed.

Caleb poured vinegar over a raw egg and let it sit for a week. At the end of the week, the acetic acid from the vinegar had completely eaten away the calcium carbonate eggshell, and voila! a naked egg. Clothed only in a thin, rubbery skin, it squeezes nicely and almost bounces.

As for the flying potatoes, they have been substituted by flying keys – typewriter keys, that is.

After a lengthy search, Caleb finally located the typewriter of his dreams on Craigslist. It’s an Underwood-Olivetti, ancient and completely non-electric.

In the few days he’s owned it, letters have been typed, schoolwork answers and papers have been typed, stories for Zia have (hilariously) been typed, and any other reason he can find to write…has been typed.

Zia loves it too, and when she is not dictating stories, she often takes a turn at it. Not that she can get the keys down far enough to make a mark, but just the wonder of this crazy typing machine, powered only by fingers, is enough to satisfy.

Flying potatoes, you will have to wait your turn.

3 Responses to “naked eggs and flying keys”

  1. jodi says on :

    Ohhh tell Caleb I’ve been on a search for a good ol’ fashioned typewriter too! I used to do the exact same thing on my mom’s old one…typed school answers, stories and whatever random stuff I could. haha! That egg experiment is awesome!

  2. 3 amigos says on :

    hi honeeeee……….WONDERFUL/God Bless You many times 🙂 luv u/mom

  3. granny gardner says on :

    GOD HAS TRULY BLESSED CALEB WITH YOU, MIA AND WITH PATIENCE. AFTER 11 YRS I KNOW CALEB REQUIRES MUCH PATIENCE BUT HE HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER HE IS WELL WORTH IT. MANY THANKS TO YOU MIA!!!!!!

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