you should use a non-reactive container for this experiment, not a plastic cup (glass would be good)better luck next time ;)
I agree! I'm not sure why the book specified plastic, but we will also be using a different kind of chalk. Ours didn't seem to do ANYTHING.
Hello! I'm curious, what made you decide to homeschool your children?Maria xxwww.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com
Hi, Maria! I've touched on that in some of my other home school posts. You can view them here: http://www.skunkboyblog.com/search/label/home%20school :)
looks like a fun project. What book did you guys use?
This experiment was from a book called "Nature in a Nutshell". The other ones we've done so far have been really fun!
At least you tried it! Hanna
We did an experiment like this...ours was a dud too.
I studied education and I always loved doing hands on things with my students, but it was so hard to manage the entire class and actually have them get something out of the lesson. I LOVE homeschooling and I would LOVE to homeschool one day because you can give so much more attention to each child individually. You are very blessed to have the means to stay home with your littles!xo Lisa Making Life's Lemons
I totally agree! It's one of the things I'm most thankful for. :))
Did you look at photos of statues that had their faces worn away by acid rain? I remember that making an impact on me when I was in school.
aww it sounded so interesting when I read it on your book I kinda wanted to try it myself Lol.
I love that you homeschool your kids! I can't wait till my kids are a little older when we can start school together!!www.foundafeather.com
Hi! I admire you so much to do this home schooling with your kids, it is pretty inspiring. I dont know if you read those comments but I would really love to know what is the book you use!Olive xoxhttp://leslistesdolive.blogspot.caIf you have time to answer : firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks!
Hi, Olive! This experiment was from a book called "Nature in a Nutshell". :)
I remember doing little experiments as a kid and thinking I was a magician. After doing some cool thing in science class, I'd rush home and recreate it over and over again, impressing my little sister who's 3 1/2 years younger than me. Specifically, I remember learning about density by layering different kinds of solutions (like vinegar and oil) and adding bits of wood or glass; making giant exploding baking soda volcanos; and combining water and cornstarch in such a way that when you squeezed the glob it would feel hard but when you opened your hand it would melt like it was water. I've been following your blog for a while. Your girls are adorable, as are you. I hope that someday when I'm a mom, I can be half as cute with my kids as you seem to be with yours. :) -Kristin http://foxlocks.blogspot.com/
what a great way to teach them these kind of things!btw, i'm a new follower, nice to meet you!fashion-hermite.blogspot.ca
That sucks it was a dud!! But still, a great starting point for discussion, as you said.
Okay I have to ask, where did you get your skirt? I've been on the hunt for some new skirts and yours is too cute!
The skirt is from modcloth! I just got the same one!
It is from ModCloth! Amanda's right!
It looks like its from American Apparel :3
Why use a white plastic cup ? You may have seen nothing... I would have used a glass container, perfectly inert, easy to clean, and with far better view ! And then I would have used some diluted vinegar and let drops of it fall on the chalk like rain, to see the effect. And to top it of, I would have finally immerged the chalk in vinegar for the joy of fizz to wrap up the experiment. Ah ! Science is sometimes a joyful thing :)
We had a very dense, colored chalk and the vinegar didn't really do much of anything. We learned from our first go-around and will do this experiment again, changing a few things. :) You're right- glass seems to make way more sense.
What a great idea to spend sometime together as a family and learn some new things! You have such a sweet family! :)
I work as a children's educator on the Elizabeth River Project's (a local conservation organization) Learning Barge, and I would be happy to suggest some experiments that really DO work well! I have been doing them for over a year now, and I tweak them for ages 5-18! It is GREAT to see kids taking an interest in our planet! <3 email@example.com
well discussion is always good, right?! that's the key to education anyway. And on a random note, we've had a porch swing sitting in our garage for months. i can't WAIT til the hubby gets it hung!
Try a tablet of alka-seltzer. You will get an exciting effect. Kiddos will luv it! :)