Science-ing Around

Today we cracked open one of our science experiment books and found some cool things to try. In our first experiment, we made mixed food colors “magically” separate. You can see it looks like the two colors on the coffee filter are being pulled apart. I’ll explain what’s going on here. We mixed two food…

Sneaky Math and Zombie Science

Today was a comfortable day with the sort of natural flow of learning that I love. After breakfast, Ian and Isaac wanted to finish a Lego project they started yesterday, so I said I’d do something with Elijah. When they noticed that I’d brought out the Magna-Tiles, they all decided to join Elijah and I….

Dee Talks Diet

This is the follow-up to my “Journey to Heal My Thyroid”┬áintro post, elaborating on my detox diet. In short, I don’t want to kill my thyroid until I’ve tried a holistic approach first. Dr. Wellness (my made-up name for the holistic practitioner I’m seeing) did a bunch of blood work, and more results are trickling…

Radio Science

As is common with our time in the car together, we started an interesting educational discussion today on the way home from Isaac’s piano lesson. One of the boys was talking about God. Ian made the analogy that God is like the power plant and prayer is the power lines connecting us to Him. Next,…

Home Made Marshmallows

During our third day of home school, we decided to make home made marshmallows. I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a whirl. I got out all the ingredients and measuring devices and had Ian (the others lost interest after the first scoop of sugar) do the measuring work (I sneaked…

He’s Got the Wipe Stuff

The *most amazing thing happened yesterday. I heard Isaac yelling from the bathroom. I assumed it was the usual, “I’m ready for a wiiiiiipe!” I took a giant breath and poked my head in the door. Isaac proudly beamed, “I just wiped myself!!” Wow! He had been steadfastly refusing to try for all time. I…

Bendy Bones

In a previous post, we started a chicken bone and vinegar experiment. The boys hypothesized that the bone would get soft if the vinegar dissolved the Calcium in the bone. The picture is a little gross, but here is the result after 3 days:                     The…

Bricks and Bones

Today, we started the day with a chicken bone experiment. It was so enthralling (not) that I failed to take pictures, but I’ll describe it. I prepared for the experiment yesterday by suffering through some delish barbecue wings during my I-give-up-it’s-a-pizza-night meal. We examined the clean bones and discussed the roles of their components: Calcium,…

Mountain Men

The boys and I decided to hike down Stone Mountain yesterday. We’re not officially homeschooling, but I’m practicing. This could count for Phys. Ed, History, Science and who knows what else, for all we did and learned. Isaac got the medal for power hiker – we had to work hard to keep up with him!…

Upcycled Space Port

I’ve been siphoning off some recycle-ables into a big box for the boys to use as building materials. Today I helped them build a space port and some vehicles. We used mostly tape and glue, but got a little fancy with wire hangers, bolts and rivets too. At the back side is the hovering space…