Today, Nathan and I experimented with different phases of matter. Yep, even a 19 month old can begin learning about solids and liquids just by using watermelon. To do so, we began with watermelon fresh off the rind. In its solid state, we ate a few pieces, but could observe liquid escaping with each bite. Watermelon PopsiclesWe then took the left over watermelon pieces and blended them in the food processor to form a liquid. Watermelon PopsiclesNext, we filled a few small Dixie kiddie cups 3/4 of the way full. Watermelon PopsiclesWatermelon PopsiclesWe then placed them in the freezer. After 2 hours, we inserted a popsicle stick in each. Left overnight, they were ready to eat again–in their frozen, solid state!

We’re waiting for a warm sunny day here in Germany so we can head outside and enjoy our watermelon pops. I will be back with a picture update once that happens. Hopefully the pops won’t get frostbitten in the freezer while we wait. Germany is known to get a lot of rain. A LOT…

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