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We are LOVING Switched-on-Schoolhouse‘s 4th Grade Science. Amazing! Included in the lessons are science experiments and we did the first one this week. As you can see, we were studying plants and how they get water and minerals from the soil to the leaf, the food factory. The experiment was fun, simple, easy, and effective.
There is a separate company, Home Science Tools, who sells a kit of items that will include many of the items needed for the experiments in our curriculum. It seemed a bit pricy until I started searching on Amazon for the various things we’d need. I put all the little strange things in my cart and the price, before I had everything I needed, exceeded the price of the kit. One thing that sold me was that I was going to have to purchase 50 feet of copper coil instead of 3 feet… this kit includes JUST what I needed and I didn’t have to do the work and search for things.
The kit contained no items for today’s particular experiment, as we needed celery, food coloring, and water. Household staples around here. In the picture below you will see the science kit on the shelf of the desk. I took this picture of Bailey as he was logging on to the computer to do a science lesson. This is the desk Bay won in the drawing at our library. Each child who participated in the summer reading program was entered and Bailey won! It worked out perfectly as we actually needed another space for the kids to do science. We have put it in our room so that the computer will be in a place where the boys will have no distractions… It works out beautifully. Only thing wrong in this image (other than the fact that it is not technically correct or well-lit) is that the child is using a dreaded PC. Unfortunately SOS does not work on MAC. Someone PLEASE bring these developers into the 21st century!