Nov 22, 2011

Adventures in Science!!!!

As I mentioned we are in deschool mode for DN and KM is on break this week since it is Thanksgiving, so we spent a lot of time doing Science.

We start off the week by using the downloaded copy of Janice VanCleave's Biology For Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments That Really Work that I had on my kindle and let me tell you this is the first FULLY successful set of experiments that we have EVER done!!! Every single one was successful, easy to understand, follow and explain! LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!

Scientists at work - 

Growth Rate - this one will take a while, but we are going to measure the difference in rate from sunny to dark spot! 


Freezing Tissue - Which do you think froze first? Leave your guess in the comments section!
 

Hard to Freeze - 


Fluffy Raisins -
Before
After

Stand Up - 

wilted leaves
12 hours later - crisp, firm 
 and blue leaves! 


Sugary Leaves - what do you think the outcome of this one was? Leave your guess in the comments section!


We also took a trip into the Boston Museum of Science and here is a video KM pasted together of some highlights - The best part is at 4:40!!!

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