Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Growing Dinosaur

When we visited the Petrosains StreetSmart Exhibition, the kids participated in a game and received a goodie bag each. One of the gifts is a growing dinosaur. According to the note, it'll expand 600% in size when it's put in the water. It takes up to 72 hours to fully expand. When removed from the water, it'll shrink to its original size. Interesting, eh?

~ original size, about 2.5 inches ~

~ submerge in water for 72 hours ~

~ after 72 hours, about 5 inches ~

When I took it out of the water, it's a little slimy. All covered by something gel-like. After 72 hours, it only expanded 200%, so I soaked them in the water for another 4 days. But it didn't really expand some more. Well, maybe just a teeny weeny bit. And the orange dino cracked up like this due to over-soaking...

~ disfigured dino ~

25 comments:

wenn said...

haha..cute..

Anggie's Journal said...

alamak the triceratops !!! lol

eugene said...

Petronas Science Centre, never been there but my children had, for me not really into science lah....

LittleLamb said...

cute wor...
i wonder what will happen after 1 week

Linda said...

interesting.....

ChloeRuoyi said...

So 600% is a false claim, eh? Anyway it's still cute and fun to play with. Too bad the second dino cracked up like a "fatt kou" haha :D

MeRy said...

Aiya...how come dinasour shape become like this..so cute.

Priscilla said...

hoho! Poor dino! :)

Serene said...

Something interesting.

Irene said...

eeeek so cute wan! poor Triceratops, kena fatt mou edi. haha!

Mummy Gwen said...

Gwen asking me why the dino cracked wor. She asked me where to find..hehe..alamak.

Oliveoylz said...

Now...what dino needs is skin grafting! LOL!

2ma said...

We got the same thing for Shan Leo too. But, its not from Petrosains. We bought it from Petaling Street and the dino don't really grow that big. If you leave it on a hot place, it will shrink *haha*

prince n princess mum said...

Luckily your dinosaur no drown in the water.. haha!

sting said...

hahahaha! all in the name of experiment right? poor orange dino! but am sure the kids had a good laugh yes?

Cynthia said...

hehee... now toy.. but it's cute!!

bp said...

that's wonderful that u caught photos of the dinos then. kids must have been excited to see how much growing took place. erm, did the water smell tho'? the last time we tried growing a snake like this, it worked also but i was quite put off by the strange smell!

yatie sawanila said...

sure kids will like it

Sasha Tan said...

we bought the reptile one before and we waited.. and waited and waited...probably 1.5 times more only. kena conned :P

slavemom said...

Rachel, if soak samo, maybe more gooey stuff coming out from the dinos? eeee...

bp, no funny smell from the water, jes a lil muddy.

jazzmint said...

after those few days ah...it's quite geli have to touch those animals, very slimy

Health Freak Mommy said...

My sil bought a similar toy for my girls last year. The fish b4 immersion in water was mighty tiny but after a few hrs of soak in the water, gosh, it expanded to a few hundred times bigger!

Alice Law said...

We participated the Playhouse disney streetsmart Exhibition too, but our goodie bad didn't consist of these interesting growing dinosaur... too bad!>_<

andrewjune said...

wow! that's nice...but pity the last dino...all "cracked up"! hahaha...

Peridot&Sapphire said...

we used to have Dory and Marlin (fish from Finding Nemo) that grow after "drown" them in water... LOL! But my boy destroy it immediately after 1st play...