Saturday, April 25, 2009

Science Projects

This past Tuesday at our homeschool group was Science Project Day. Here were our kids' projects.

Our 5-year-old daughter studied whether or not the shape of a blower would affect the shape of the bubble. It doesn't. All bubbles are still round!

Our 7-year-old son studied what dye combinations make which colors in Skittles and M&Ms.

Our oldest son tested different types of wood and found which wood needed more force to drive a nail through it. He made a hammering device that ensured equal amounts of force was used to hit the nail each time.

The nail went through redwood in 6 hits with the hammer. After 210 hits with the hammer, the nail had still only gone halfway through the oak piece of wood.

They all love hands-on projects!


mshel333 said...

Good for them! Looks like fun. Glad to see Audrey did one too. I made some lungs out of clay...and Papaw stepped right in the middle of it the morning it was due. (That's what I got for waiting till the last possible night to do it...then had it lying on the floor.) Uncle Gerald had some good projects over the years.

Dawn S. said...

looks cool!