Beyond SchoolToday, Ethan and I did a science experiment. Yay! You know how rare we do these things. We also made Land Under the Ocean.
Ethan, is forming the ocean levels.
There really isn't suppose to be any plant life, but Ethan, wanted to add some anyway.
The 1st step is called, Sea Level, the 2nd step is the Shelf then there is the Slide and last the Ocean Floor.
It suppose to look like this.
I didn't have Playdough and couldn't find my recipe (which is much more pliable), so I had to make do with this non-cook salt dough. I was prepared and made it yesterday =)
We had fun making it together ;)
We added water and floated the 'Mayflower'. Ethan, wanted to add a man standing on Plymouth Rock.
This is what it looked like when we were all done.
Now for the science experiment.
Ethan, learned one of the reasons why God put salt in the ocean water.
First we put fresh water in a bowl. Ethan, wanted to add blue food color, to make it look more like the ocean. We put half a crayon to represent the Mayflower in the water. It sank!
We saved the 'Mayflower' and put it aside. We added two TBLS of salt. Stirred until all the salt was dissolved. Put the 'Mayflower' (crayon) back in.
We learned that the crayon floated on top because the salt makes the water thick. The salty water has more things in it to hold up the crayon. Fresh water doesn't have salt, so the crayon had nothing to hold it up and fell to the bottom.
Little Hearts School
Lance, started a timeline.
He made an hourglass on the left side of the page, a red cross in the middle and a cloud on the right side.
The hourglass represents the beginning of time. The cross~Jesus died for our sins. The cloud~Jesus will someday come back for us. On this paper he will also draw little pictures of what he learns pertaining to history.
Here he is working in his Critical Thinking book.
I didn't take any pictures of my Preparing boys. Today they had to write about winter. Both boys had a hard time. I told them to write what winter means to them, hoping that would make it sound more simple.
I read about the Greek gods. They new some of them. After reading about the Greek gods, we then turned to the book of Acts.
Acts 14:8-18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.” 12 And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out 15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM. 16 In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways; 17 and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” 18 Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
It was interesting how they called Barnabas, Zeus and Paul, Hermes. The Greek god Hermes was considered the messenger. Zeus was the chief pagan god.
Joshua, had to write a 120 word summary via Writing with Skill. He is enjoying this program and asked, "Am I going to finish this program?" poor guy, I told him yes. We will be interrupted a few times (did I mention I'm a TOS Homeschool Crew reviewer. Yay!).