Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Science Pics

Lately (before my mom went away briefly for a family emergency--everything's fine-- and I took a long road trip) I had been doing quite a bit of Physical Science that I found very photographic!

Most recently, I have been studying practical home electricity...Including (the very old fashioned) fuse boxes!

[One of the fuses] 

 [The box itself]

I found the sheet of yellowing paper which told us which fuses went to which parts of the house, it was very interesting to see the generations of  handwriting from our home's owners'... all on the same piece of paper!

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The week before, I had been studying circuits (and the likes) I got some great pictures of our experimental circuit!

[Pictured here is the coil...and the bit of blue covered wire that was causing all of our problems!]

[The contraption; two nails shoved into a cork-screw, with a bunch of wire...very easy!]

[Almost there, now we just have to hook it on to the battery and discover that it's not working]

Unfortunately, as I wrote above, the experiment didn't work. We were supposed to hook the 'contraption' to a battery and feel the coil heat up, however because of the stupid piece of blue coated wire, the experiment didn't exactly work and we had to go through the pains of stripping the tips of yet another piece of wire (this is where you're supposed to feel just a tad bit sorry for me!).

Well, another corkscrew wasted!* (what else were we supposed to do with it??)

*Note, when i say wasted, I don't actually mean it because we had a great time trying the experiment a second time and fooling around with the wires, the 'contraption', the battery, and a light bulb...later on

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

heavy, heavy sigh

Scrap the excitement...I am still excited about having a blog button, but unfortunatley I am also having problems allowing you to grab it, so I'll request that you grab it another day, and in the meatime: can anyone tell me how to make a scroll box that you can grab my button from? (I know that sentance didn't exactly make sense!) Anyhow, help would be much appreciated and I thank you for your patience!

Hello again {blog button?}

Hello again,
 I am posting to tell you my very exciting news...I think I may have finally discovered how to make a perfectly goo blog button, thanks to this blog! So tell me what you think of it:

[this is my button]

Hopefully I shall be able to put it up by the end of the day, and if I'm lucky, it will be 'grabbable' by the time you finish reading this post. If so, this may be the one time in your life where someone will request that you grab something, right out of their hands...whooopeee for you!!!!! (And for me, cause I'm going to be that someone who is the first to do something!)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Inspiration {no words, just a scene}

[Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working" ~Pablo Picasso]
Image: Poets and Writer's Magazine Jan/Feb 2011