Friday, December 18, 2009

From the Desk of Isaiah and Elijah

"Science is the best subject ever" said Isaiah this week. This week we covered rocks. Check out these experiments.

Growing our own crystals at room temp and then one in the fridge. We used Alum to form these crystals.
ok so this one we are making our own was a mess. But it was my fault because I added 2 cups of water instead of 1 and then had to double the sand and cornstarch to make it work. It was a mess but of course the kids love it best when it's super messy.

Making sandstone sculptures.

The boys are learning about Christmas traditions from around the world. This week, Denmark, England, and Germany. Read on... Candy filled cones from Denmark were a big hit. In Denmark they are decorated and filled and then hung on the tree. (the little boy is a friend of the family who enjoyed this project too)

From England Christmas Crackers. Ours of course did not have the firecracker powder but they still have treats. The boys decided to give these to the neighbors down the street.

And from Germany the pickle ornament.

And not to be outdown by all the learning the boys are doing, Hannah has learned to do "razzles" and loves making spit bubbles.

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