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Friday’s Factoid 19 (by Titus and Joel and Nate!)

Saturn is the “Ivory Soap Planet” because if you put it in water it would float. We did a science experiment with different kinds of soap to see which ones would float in water. Only Ivory did because it has gas bubbles inside. Saturn is a gaseous planet and is less dense than water so it would float, too (Joel, 7 1/2).
We put another bar of Ivory soap in the microwave to see what would happen. We all made a hypothesis. I thought it might disappear, Joel said it would explode, Nate said it would melt, and Sam said it would get bubbles. Then I remembered that air expands if it gets hot so I changed my guess. Mom said that was okay (Titus, 9).
We took the soap out of the microwave and it was all puffed up like a cloud. It was bigger than the plate. It stuck to the sides of the microwave. We played with it and turned it into snow. We made a big mess. But it was soap so Mom said it was a clean mess (Nate, 5 1/2).


Unworthy disciple of Jesus Christ, wife to my favorite fellow-adventurer, mother to 5 boys, and ravenous consumer of Honey from the Rock.

10 thoughts on “Friday’s Factoid 19 (by Titus and Joel and Nate!)

    1. Well, come on over! The boys would be happy to repeat it! If you try this at home, I must warn you that the next 2 food items that come out of your microwave will in fact, taste just like ivory soap.


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