Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Schoolin' Around

I try not to take too many pictures of school activities, simply because I take too many pictures as it is! But, we've had a few fun science experiments lately, so I thought I would share... (Not to mention, I need some science pictures to turn-in to our charter school!)

Today in science we learned about insects, and the three parts that make-up an insect's body. Our curriculum instructed us to make insects using peanut butter play dough. We have only made it one other time, as it is way too yummy to make too often!

Here is the recipe: (Warning: this stuff really is awesome, both in texture and in taste!)

Peanut Butter Playdough:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup honey
Mix together and have fun!

The other day we learned about birds, and the different beaks from various types of birds. The girls used things like a slotted spoon to scoop marshmallows from a bowl of water like a pelican, or a straw to suck nectar like a hummingbird.

And, Sierra's favorite science project: learning about clouds. Once we read about the 4 different cloud types and looked outside to see which clouds were out that day, we folded a wax paper into 4 sections and squirted whip cream in each section. The girls then "attempted" to make the 4 cloud types using the whip cream. Really, this was just more fun than anything else!

Hope this has inspired you... have fun!


Darcy said...

I think I would eat all the play dough! What science are you using? SUCH cute ideas!

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

Darcy, we use an all-in-one curriculum called "Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory" The science book that goes with it is "God's Wonderful Works." As with most curriculum probably, there are things I love and things I don't like, but overall we've had a good year.

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