We got less than an inch of snow last night and woke up to find out that our county cancelled school for the day (?). Sorry Brendan and Ryan, but the path to our schoolroom is perfectly clear :)! We actually had a great day and got to complete some fun projects and science experiments.
We continued reading about Samson and The Case for Christ during Bible. The boys took a test on their Greek words and they both did wonderful! It’s neat to see how you can figure out the meanings of various words by learning the root words/definitions. We also covered art and writing before we started working on our projects. Brendan watched a cool video while he built a robot and Ryan and I worked together to build a model of the Apollo 13 space capsule.
For science, we got to rub the egg shell (after soaking in vinegar for over 24 hours) off of an egg and observe the insides which were still held intact by a thin membrane. The yolk represented the nucleas of a cell and the egg white represented the cytoplasm. Pretty cool! Then we conducted an experiment to test the process of osmosis. We boiled half of a potato for 10 minutes to kill the cells. After adding a teaspoon of salt to the boiled half and the raw half, we observed that the salt on the raw half absorbed water while the salt on the boiled potato did not (only live cells can undergo osmosis).
One more day of school until our three day weekend (Monday is Brendan’s birthday 🙂 )!!!