A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
We've begun a new science series. I have to admit, I LOVE Apologia science! We've been using it now for 3 years, and this is our fourth book. We did Astronomy (by far our favorite so far), Anatomy/Physiology, and Botany. Now, we're starting Physical Science!
One of the things I really like about this curriculum is how hands-on it is. LOTS of experiments in each chapter that makes the learning really fun and easy. And I love all the information. It isn't watered down. Especially the physical science! Wow!
So we did our first experiment yesterday. We put baking soda in a glass of water. Next, we stripped two copper wires (just 1/4 inch off each end) and attached one end of each one to its own terminal on a 9V battery. We then stuck the other ends of the wires into the baking soda water. So cool! They started to fizz like crazy! The coolest part was what it was doing: the copper and electrical current was taking apart the water molecules--separating them back into hydrogen and oxygen! NEAT! The kids LOVED it especially when we took the wires out and one had turned black and the other had turned a slimy blue/green! AND the water had turned blue/green! Ha! SO awesome! We had a great discussion about atoms and molecules and chemical reactions. Then we watched Bill Nye the Science Guy on atoms and molecules. Good times. Even Claire paid attention! Win, win!
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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