Monday, December 12, 2011

Science Experiments

As a homeschooling parent, I have the privilege of repeating many lessons I have forgotten over the years. Generally, I get to help the girls with their science experiments so my scientific smarts are regularly dusted off and kept fit with regular exercise. It seems lately, we have been doing a lot of hands-on science - which is cool. All four of the girls have kept me busy.

Alayna has been doing physical science. Our most recent experiments had to do with fire.

Add a candle and some vinegar to a bowl...all is well.
Add baking soda to the mix and you get a cool way to snuff out a candle.
Alexie and Adriana have been busy with the microscope and the some dissections. I will spare our weak-stomached readers the most interesting photos.
I asked Alexie, "Have you ever read, How to Eat Fried Worms?"
Our girls don't get to defer to their lab partner; I may help, but they get their hands in the mix.
Adriana studying and drawing the heart she dissected.
Annalise is studying plants. I am no gardener, but these pots have been sitting empty on our porch for a while so we decided to give it a try. We now have a few peppers, tomatoes, and a pineapple planted. Who knows what will happen, but if all goes well, we will have a few veggies and a home-grown pineapple.


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