This was our last official project of the 2008-09 school year. Besides finishing up some math and grammar, we’re done! WooHoo!! We’re taking the next couple of weeks to tie up the loose ends, write report cards and pack up our work. Of course, around here the learning never stops, it’s just less official. (And I get a lot more done around the house!)
Besides nature study, our science topic for the year was chemistry. After finishing the lessons from Christian Kids Explore Chemistry, I wanted to be sure they fully understand the concepts we covered. So, a project week was assigned! I wanted them to research, plan, organize, and present a project that came almost completely from them. As usual, they went all out and did a super job!
Here was the assignment:
On Friday, you will be presenting a Chemistry Show. You are expected to work together and be fully prepared for the presentation. During the show, you are to present (and explain) experiments or models to show you understand the following chemistry concepts:
- separating mixtures
- solvents and solutes
- matter – solids, liquids and gases
- acids and bases
I handed them a small pile of science experiment books and the assignment paper and they took over!
Here are some random pictures from the “Crafty Chemistry Show”. Their shirts are “lab coats” and they rustled up some latex gloves and safety glasses for more authenticity. 🙂