Saturday, March 8, 2014

Week 24, MFW Adventures & K

We had a lot of fun in science this week.  We continued to use Science in the Kitchen as we learned about which foods are acidic.  

We made purple cabbage water (pour boiling water over purple cabbage leaves and let it sit) to test for acid.  When an acidic food/juice is put into the cabbage water, it turns pink.  I had some white plastic dixie cups that worked perfectly!  Our control cup is next to the pot in the top right corner.  From right to left we tested: green bean juice, lemon, grapefruit, milk, vinegar, pickle juice, ketchup, honey, and sour cream.  Even I had fun with this!  I was surprised that the honey turned it just a tiny bit pink. It was neat to see some turn bright pink right away and others just have a tinge of pink.  Below is the data.

And then, since I bought a whole purple cabbage (6 lbs!), we tried a sweet and sour cabbage recipe that was quite good.  Caleb loved it, Rebekah and Joshua didn't.  I also made venison stroganoff which was very yummy!

We also made homemade glitter jewels that you can see in the first picture.  Then we used our jewels to make a crown that had our bible verse on it.  "Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings".  I didn't get a picture of the crowns before they got thrown away, oops!

Here's Caleb using dominoes for some math fact practice.

In English, Caleb wrote some sentences by answering the question Why?

The kids made drums out of oatmeal containers and then we listened to "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "Stars and Stripes Forever".  I had a few flag stickers that they decorated them with.

We started our history this week with Samuel Morse and the Morse Code.  Caleb has some walkie talkies, so we had fund trying to send each other messages in morse code.  He loves learning about inventors.

We learned a little bit about Florida, and then watched a documentary on the Everglades.  I also had time to read this book:

Lastly, we covered Texas.

Rebekah is doing great in Kindergarten.  This week we covered Z for zebra.  Recently, we all watched a documentary on zebras as a family (we watch a lot of nature movies around here!).  We read a book about animal disguises too.

This is the saddest project ever...  I was really busy doing something in the kitchen I think, so I drew a quick outline of Africa for her to put her animals in.  I was going to have her trace the outline in marker, and then write the word Africa on the top of the paper.  She had her paper turned sideways, so they are all the wrong way.  Some you win, some you don't.

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