religion and science

Benjamin was going to do a makeup class for kung fu, and then we were going to go shopping, but a huge storm kept us indoors. I read to the boy and his mother a couple of chapters of Geraldine McCaughrean’s Not the End of the World, about the the Deluge, as told from the perspective of Noah’s daughter (mention of whom didn’t manage to make it into the Bible).

Then Benjamin said he wanted to do some science experiments. A family friend had given him a science kit for Christmas. We did the (apparently famous) red-cabbage acid/base experiment, which you can find described at or at if you prefer to see some pictures.

Lucky for us that Blue, Base, and Baking Soda all start with the letter B. Handy mnemonic, that.


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