Not long after our family watched the movie, Meet the Robinsons we used the book Wild About Weather: 50 Wet, Windy & Wonderful Activities to conduct a lightning experiment to go along with our weather unit. Daddy is in charge of most experiments, his contribution to homeschooling!
I got my camera all ready, excited to see lightning!!! P and baby brother eagerly awaited the results, only to find out that we couldn’t create enough static electricity in our home to actually make it work. My husband tried the carpet, a santa hat, his hair…nothing worked. We did manage to get the little piece of tin foil to move, it just wouldn’t create a shock. We all felt a little defeated, but we remembered the motto form the movie, which was “keep moving forward.” We all laughed a bit and tried to muster up a smile, despite the letdown.
If you haven’t seen Meet the Robinsons, it is a great family movie, kinda weird, but has a great message. It’s not perfect (we’re pretty picky about what we let him watch), but overall it was good.