Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Science

Science is one of our favorite subjects around here. This year I'm using Apologia Science for the boys. What an excellent curriculum! I like it because it's college prep. science yet, it's interesting. The science experiments involve items you have around your house.

The boys worked on an experiment, illustrating concentration of different liquids and gases.
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Today we did an experiment on combustion with higher levels of oxygen.
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There was a warning in the book that this could be dangerous. They were so nervous that the glass was going to break that they went and got goggles.
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I stood across the room and took pictures. I figured I could sacrifice the boys for the sake of the blog. LOL!
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For Emily, I've been using a book called 250 Science Experiments. The neat thing about the book is that the experiments are based on topics. So there is some rhyme and reason to what she is learning and we aren't just hopping all around the book.

She is learning about lines on a topographical map.
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She learned which lines show mountains and which show valleys or depressions.
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They are always begging me to do science so I think it's a success!