Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The End of Electricity

Finally!! We have finished our electricity unit!  I shouldn't be so excited, but I'm ready to move on to some new material.

Over the last few weeks, we've tried several different experiments to illustrate science to the boys. They have really enjoyed it. It's exciting to see science come alive and talk about how science is all around us. 

As this unit ended, we pulled out one of our coolest homeschool resources, Snap Circuits. We've been using it throughout our lessons on electricity, but I also wanted to focus on conducting experiments with household materials. This time, the boys were able to work the Snap Circuits in any way they chose instead of the lesson directing us. 
The boys have assembled a circuit.
Here's a photo of the fan blade after it flies up in the air.
That was supposed to happen. :)

Ok, I'll admit...electricity can be fun. 

Our next unit is about organisms. Nana would be fun to have around for this one because she is a nurse. The woes of living away from family.  I'm ready to start talking about things I might understand a little better and work on some new experiments discussing living and nonliving things.

Also, I wanted to tell you about a few giveaways being hosted over at The Arrowood Zoo.  She's giving away some Bic Magic Window Markers:

Click on the photo to enter!

And coupons for FREE Purex Crystals:
Click on the photo to enter!

So I know I don't typically post about giveaways and freebies.  Really, there are about a billion sites and/or blogs that you can browse everyday to find cool giveaways and neat freebies.  However, these items are being given away by a blogging "friend" (who I'll meet in real life later this year!) and I want to pass the word along.  The markers giveaway ends TODAY (February 4th, 2014) so hurry up and enter!  

Also, did you see a (very) subtle change to my blog?  It's a small change, you might not notice it, it's barely detectable....it's not a design or layout feature, the colors are all the same....it's something else.  Hmmmmm....

And here's pictures of what the boys did today while I was cleaning the kitchen.

Stuck inside?  Apparently, you set up toilet paper bowling.

Knocked down three, way to go Adisson. :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Nicole. After many years Joy talked me into getting my own blog. Thanks again for the review of my book. The fire hydrant sold. If you ever need anything let us know. Chris


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