Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
They also made some lip balm.
The girls experimented with liquid density. They used soap, water, and shampoo and a marble to demonstrate which one is more dense. They found out by dropping a marble into a tube filled with one of the solutions and timing it's decent. The shampoo won; it had the slowest time.
They made some paint impressions of fish.
And extracted the beta carotene from carrots.
The girls learned about surface tension and dissolving.
And tested for acids, bases, or neutrals.
Georgia's hypothesis was correct, Sprite is an acid. It turned red when she added the purple cabbage juice.
Vinegar is an acid. Then Georgia added some baking soda to it. Bakind soda is a powdered base. The acidity in the vinegar turned to neutral.
We saw how good, or not so good, we washed our hands with a special lotion that shows GERMS on your hands when placed under a black light.
And they made some paintings and changed the colors using different chemicals.
We got to play with different technologies used in satellites...
And we learned about the importance of pixelation size in picture quality.
It is a very informative and fun exhibit.
The exhibit will be at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery until January 6th.
Olivia's finished project...
We discussed the Mexican holiday and what it means to those who celebrate it. We also looked at pictures of loved ones that have died, and talked about our favorite memories with each person.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
We also learned about bats. We were able to meet a bat named "Echo" who was injured and brought to Boonshoft to recover. We saw him eat a meal worm. It sounded crunchy.
The animals in the Wild Ohio Zoo were particularly active that evening. Mark is checking out one of the snakes that is slithering his way.
And of course, Olivia found a computer.
We didn't have a lot of time to really check out the new exhibit, but we will be going back to Boonshoft this weekend for their Chemfest. (special event to learn about chemical energy)
From their web site:
Celebrate the science behind chemistry at the Museum. Taste liquid nitrogen ice cream, watch as a “genie” emerges from a bottle, choose from a dozen hands-on experiments or do them all! Children can complete a passport for a chance to win prizes.
Today, we had fun reading about Halloween traditions, scary stories, and fun facts about the holiday. We also read a story about Stingy Jack, and learned the history of the jack-o-lantern.
Hope you all had a spectacularly spooky Halloween!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Georgia also received an award for her attendance at her nature classes.
Next...we were off on a hayride!!
The hayride was a lot of fun...and we got to see parts of the park that we had never been to...it is HUGE. The naturalist that was driving the tractor stopped periodically to tell us about what we were seeing, or to explain things they did there...such as prairie burning.
Here, he is telling us about the different plants found on the prairie, such as the Indian Grass.
And we got to see a beaver dam and lodge!!!
We had SOOOOO much fun!!!