Speedy has been anxiously awaiting experiments in his biology book and they are finally getting started! This week he needed to collect pond water from our pond and view the critters under a microscope. They have been very fascinating to see!
Goosey has started her science book and has been working on those experiments. One was on the density of water. She was able to separate the different colors because they had different amounts of salt in them.
Second experiment was to mix different types of liquids of different density and then drop items into the container and see where they stopped. Here is an extremely similar experiment (I think only a couple of different ingredients were used in the one we did).
And the favorite experiment was the lava lamp! Here's instructions on how to make your own! We used the generic tablets of alka seltzer and I bought a big box of them!
Well summer has most certainly zipped by this year! The kids had their 4H fair and did very well! They all ended up with state ribbons so off we went to the state fair!
We started back to school a tad early this year so we could break in time for Christmas. We started off getting over poison ivy and colds (yes colds this early in the season!! I think we were running a little ragged from our busy-ness this past month). I usually make a very nice back to school cake but this year it snuck up on us way too fast so we opted for flavor rather than looks and made Ghirardelli brownies-yum!! :o)
Our first few days of school were nothing too eventful, just getting back into the routine of things and starting up new curriculums and new subjects. If you started up with school again, hopefully you are having a great week and if not, hopefully you are gearing up for a great first week! :o)
Welcome to our little space on the web!! I'm a mom homeschooling my kids and blogging about our school days. My kids are 19, 17, and 14 years old and we share a household with 2 crazy cats, an African grey parrot, 2 hermit crabs, and a turtle.
Curriculum we are Using...
Rosey-17 year old
-Sonlight British Literature
-Math U See Pre-Calc
Goosey-14 year old
-Tapestry of Grace Year 1
-Math U See Geometry
-Bible Road Trip Year 2