Preparing For Our First Experiment
This week has been mostly about math and reading in our journey into homeschooling, with history of Pilgrims and Indians so I figured we would step away from that and work on a science experiment. What does a picture of a turkey have to do with science? Well, I found an article on Examiner.com that involves the bones of chickens/turkeys and it sounds so fun that I am cleaning the bones as I write this!
Yep, the bones are in a pan being boiled to loosen any meat that is left on them. Once I remove all the meat I will let the bones dry out then we will get out our notebooks and start taking notes on what the bones look like and how hard they are. We have already discussed the fact that bones are hard in general and the reason is due to calcium, though being able to examine them ourselves will take the thought process a bit farther.
Then we will proceed with the rest of the experiment from the website and learn how bones react to acid (vinegar) then how the bones react to carbon dioxide in the air afterwards. We will also use "compare and contrast" from our notes to reinforce the results of the experiment and see what kind of ideas we come up with for more learning.
If you want to check out the article it can be found here Don't Toss Those Turkey Bones
Image Credit » kcmaice