Saturday, January 25, 2014

Our Newest Little Scientist

Cameron was always one to really love science as we were teaching in the past and this seems to be something that Hannah shares his affection for as well.  I'm so thankful that he has been able to step in and help with her lessons, especially since his enthusiasm and creativity make it fun and interesting.
Chapters cover Chemistry Basics, Atoms and Molecules, Nature of Chemistry, States of Matter and Organic Chemistry.
Each section has 4 - 6 units and labs.  Thankfully the book includes a CD Rom for printing work and
lab sheets to use in the various lessons.

She has been moving rapidly through her Chemistry for Kids book with his assistance and eagerly looks forward to this part of her lessons.  We brought out the equipment we'd acquired in the past for Cameron and Amber when they were at these stages of learning and he's taken this new text book and just really impressed me with his ability to so engage her interest and to be so thorough in covering the lessons along with their accompanying labs.

Sand and salt mixture strained to grow salt crystals

Salt Crystals grown
Hannah checking and measuring the results

Looking at various items under the microscope

Using marshmallow and Mike and Ike's candy they made atoms and molecules - added benefit they got to eat the results!!

Carbon Molecule model left and Nitrogen Right

Cameron has been a huge help and his love of science is definitely contagious.  Gotta love it!!

Next, he'll be working with Lauren on her natural science experiments to supplement her lessons.  I do appreciate his help.

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