Friday, December 3, 2010

Week 8 Nov. 29-Dec.3

Well we really only did school until Wednesday because the kids just weren't gonna do it with dad being here and all but that's OK. We did all the regular stuff of course and added our Christmas Countdown activities. That has been fun. Skyler is finishing up the plants in science and I have no clue what topic she will choose next. The boys did some science from Sea and Sky and liked that alot and they also did a history activity about rainwater gathering on board ship. Skyler has a few more things for her lapbook and once that gets together I will post a few pics of that too. So here are some pics that highlight our week and I hope everyone else had a great one too!!!

We read about sailors on board ship had to collect rain water in order to have fresh water. We decided to see just how much we could get. We put out some bowls and waited for rain.....

As you see we didn't get much. The boys decided they would never want to live on a ship back in the day.

To see how lava will burst through the earths crust under the ocean we put some oil in the bottom of a glass=lava

Some salt =earths crust

water =ocean and watched what would happen

Very slowly bubbles of oil popped threw the salt and rose to the top. Wala an island is formed!!!

Skyler is doing her last plant activity. She is growing two seeds one with light one without to see what will happen
Well that is our week. Hope everyone else had a great one and I can't wait to read everyones!!! To see extra pics you can click here.


  1. ooh! I'm going to try that oil/salt/water experiment. That sounds cool!

    I agree about the not living on a ship back in the day!!!! Sounds horrid to me!

  2. Yep, a pirate or whaler of old I am not! Y'all did wonderful learning activities!