Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
This picture was taken with a flash.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Little J enjoying his first taste of rice cereal.
Our Lenten decorations Lee baked cookies for the Lent mission night bake sale.
We studied the state of Hawaii last week so Lou made a salt dough volcano which we erupted the next day.
Our trapper - his coonskin cap made from one of his catches
Another twirl skirt
We did more chemistry this week. First, we checked for oxygen amounts in different sized jars. To do this we placed 1/2 inch of water in a pie plate. Then placed a lit candle in the middle. Once the jar was placed over the candle we began timing until the flame went out. We used pint, quart, and gallon sized jars. It was way fun and if you watched close enough you could see the water level rise just a tad as the oxygen was used up.
Then we checked to see if the bubbling action of hydrogen peroxide is giving off oxygen. We lit a toothpick on fire and blew it out until the tip was red hot. Then when lowered into a test tube filled with hydrogen peroxide (and manganese dioxide as a catalyst)the toothpick flamed up again. So we deduced that oxygen was the gas.
It was a full week here at Camp Homeschool and this week will be the same. We plan on taking a break from regularly scheduled classes to enjoy Holy Week fully.