Caroline (7 years old in two weeks) and I did the experiment described in the previous piece, and we both decided to write about it. Here’s what Caroline wrote (spelling slightly improved by dad):

How Things Flot

If you put a cony in your hand and jupe you will fell a funy thing in your stomick because there is no wate on you and not on the cony ether. It can oly flot for a few sekins becaues thar is nuthing under it. It gets all its wate back when it tochis the grownd.

Brevity is the soul of wit (or Whitt, as in Caroline, science writer in training).