1. Book: The Quicksand Book
We love Tomie dePaola books, here is one informative and amusing book, coupled with a science experiment.
2. Video: We watched a video from Discovery Channel on quicksand
|photo credit to Discovery Channel video|
3. The Experiment
-Attach the hose at the bottom, a pail is better,seal the connection
-add with a little water
-add lots of water
-test how hard it is to pull Bert out
-wait and the water goes up and sand is again stable
4. Survive in a real Quicksand
|photo credit to Wikipedia|
-in case you already fell lie back to float and slowly roll over to dry land
-don't panic and do slow movement of pulling your legs out
(read the book for complete details)
Be careful and have a great summer everyone.