We are diving back into chemistry with Will’s current Moving Beyond the Page 10-12 unit centering around “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. Yesterday was one of those leisurely days when we did not have piano or sports practice or a class to run off to, so we were able to spend as much time as we wanted on schoolwork. Will is loving “The Giver”. The variety of projects thus far have really gotten him excited about the unit and science and chemistry!
For his first project he designed his own utopia using collage as a medium. He had a ton of fun with it.
And yesterday he spent time using Microsoft Word’s drawing functions to show what an oxygen atom would look like complete with its protons, neutrons, and electrons in more realistic cloud form rather than the typical concentric circle illustration.
Next, we read about Buckyballs and had the opportunity to build one with gum drops and tooth picks.
The final product…looked an awful lot like Will’s beloved soccer balls 😉
We are both VERY happy with the the recommended book, Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects You Can Build Yourself” by Cynthia Light Brown. Brown makes the concepts both easy to understand and interesting for both mom and tween.
We home school using Moving Beyond The Page curriculum and love it 🙂