Monday, November 22, 2010

Week in Review: November 15 - November 21, 2010

Henry completed all of his workbook assignments. We continue to work our way through the collection of Beatrix Potter's tales. Henry has mastered identifying letters. He is able to correctly identify upper-case letters every time. Numbers are a little harder; he sometimes confuses '3' for 'E' and '6' for '9' and vice versa. Not so much that I think he's dyslexic or anything. When he stops to look instead of rushing, he's able to correct himself immediately.

Our science project this week was a blast. Water, fire, Daddy; what could be better?

Our materials:

And one happy scientist:

Watching Daddy heat up a bolt:

Using the hot bolt to melt a hole in the bottom of a soda bottle:

A vertical row of holes in a milk jug:

A horizontal row of holes in another milk jug:

Controlling the water flow by covering and uncovering a hole in the lid of the soda bottle:

Watching the differences in the streams as the water comes down:

Making the different jets merge together:

Lots of fun!  Henry kept playing with the jugs and water for quite some time after our official experiment ended.  He's really enjoying this unit on water.

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