Today we messed about with cigarette lighters. All in the name of Science, of course.
We looked at the properties of butane and similar low molecular gases. What happens at different pressures. From “Teaching Chemistry with Toys”.
Now, my kids all like fire – Anthony loves lighting or holding candles in Mass, for example. Just for the attraction of the fire. This attraction of fire meant that today’s Science experiment was prolonged. Who could resist a few extra attempts at the cigarette lighter experiment?
Tonight we are celebrating the Feast of St Gerard Majella – my dh’s name is Gerard, after St Gerard. And Gerard is one of Alexander’s middle names – Gerry and I prayed a novena to St Gerard in 1990, asking for his intercession re our desire for another child. Alexander was born in 1991. 🙂
Alexander and I bought a Turkish Delight Cheesecake, as part of our celebration. To go with the paella, in honour of St Teresa of Avila.
I hope St Gerard would approve…