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!