On our recent trip to the Gulf Shores, AL area, we noticed the beach in front of our rental house changed each day. The crest and face of the beach right in front of us varied in its slope. Some days, the crest was very apparent and others there was such a gradual slope into the ocean that we couldn’t tell where the crest was.
Welcome to the Lab Report, sponsored by Apologia Science. In this oxidation/reduction experiment, we see chemical oxidation (the loss of electrons) and reduction (the gain of electrons) first hand. The electrons are drawn from the aluminum foil causing the foil to discolor. These electrons were drawn to the tarnish on the silver spoon, changing it back to the shiny silver. This experiment can be done
Welcome to The Lab Report sponsored by Apologia Science. We are studying snowflakes all week here at The Homeschool Scientist. Yesterday, we learned about snowflake science, how snowflakes are formed and that they are actually ice crystals. Today, let’s do a fun lab that lets us create a crystal snowflake using borax instead of ice. Look like fun? We’ll be having more snowflake fun
What kid doesn’t like slime? It’s gooey, gross and even more fun if you can make it yourself! DIY slime is a bonus, because it also makes a great chemistry lesson. Here’s how to make your own slime! What happened? The borax reacts with the polyvinyl acetate molecules in the liquid glue to form large polymers. These polymers are large repeating links of molecules and compounds
Welcome to The Lab Report, sponsored by Apologia Science. This week has us experimenting with static electricity. You have probably experienced static electricity at work when you have walked across a carpeted area in the winter and then touched a door knob or someone else creating a shock you can feel, see and hear. The shock is caused by a build up of negative electrons
According to YourDictionary.com, center of gravity is the place in a system or body where the weight is evenly dispersed and all sides are in balance. You become very familiar with your center of gravity when you ice skate, try to stand on one leg, or if you take up tight rope walking. Today’s Lab Report is an interesting center of gravity experiment. Can you balance
This Lab Report, sponsored by Apologia Science, explores the properties of water with a simple experiment for you to try at home. For more water property experiments, see this past Lab Report on Testing The Properties Of Water. ******************************** Don’t miss this month’s Homeschool Science Share and Tell tomorrow at Apologia’s blog!
One of the best tools you can purchase for studying science, especially in the middle school and high school ages, is a microscope. A good microscope can open up a whole new world to young scientists. We teach that there are cells, bacteria and other organisms that are so tiny we can’t see them with the naked eye, but sometimes students file them in their
Welcome to The Lab Report sponsored by Apologia Science! This summer has been HOT! I love the heat, but this is getting crazy! These 100+ degree days have made it almost too hot to enjoy outdoor activities except for the pool. You can almost feel the sun cooking your skin! It’s that very concept that gave my daughter an idea for a science experiment. Last
Welcome to The Lab Report sponsored by Apologia Science. Today, we are demonstrating potential and kinetic energy. Here are some extra resources to help you learn more about energy: Energy Kids – definitions and examples of different types of energy Kids and Energy – lots of energy information Teacher Vision – potential and kinetic energy printable Discovery Education – energy and work lesson plan for
Friction – resistance that results when the surfaces rub against each other Today, The Lab Report (brought to you by Apologia Science) gives you some simple experiments to help you and your kids understand friction. Cool link: Check out this virtual experiment on the effects of friction on race cars *********************************************** Have you seen the new Junior Notebooking Journal for Apologia Botany??
The Lab Report, sponsored by Apologia science, this week is a great science experiment to do with all ages. We are studying flowers right now in our Apologia Biology textbook. One of the labs for this module call for flower dissections. As we did the lab, I realized how easy it was to modify for all ages and still be a great learning experience! Here