Monday, February 18, 2008

The Lazarus Experiment

This is a really cool science experiment we did last year in Apologia Science. It is called the "Lazarus Experiment". First you have to catch an insect and drown it (nice, huh!!)


Next, after you are certain it is dead...

you then coat the insect "totally" with salt...

the insect will close its pores against the water and when it is coated with the salt, the salt will draw the water out of the insect and...

Tah dah!!! The insect comes back to life!!

We did the experiment twice with the same insect and it died both times and came back to life two times. We put it in a bug box with some energy drink we sell (XS Energy Drink) after it did not come back from the dead as quickly the second time. Within a few minutes it was hopping around like crazy. Bad part though, we did not take it out of the XS drink overnight and when we checked on it in the morning it had "jumped" it legs off (literally), thus dying a third and final time. What fun we have in science!!!

2 comments:

drucillastitches said...

Wow, this is so cool!(bugs) I love the pictures of your hair and you and Daniel, they are great! Missed you at the meeting, hope Cameron is feeling better soon!

Denise C said...

Yes, this is really neat!!! Chelsi looked at it too and said...we HAVE to do this!!!
I am so sorry about Cam's issues right now....bless her heart!