Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Break in CO: part 1

Anah and her BFF, Christen. They were born two weeks apart.

Free printables

I love using free printables! At Bekah's age, I don't really need a curriculum, just learning games and activities. I got this printable at Confessions of a Homeschooler. I bought the magnets last year after all the school supplies went on sale.

Borax Crystals

On the Friday before we left for vacation, we did this experiment at home.
You need the following:
Boiling water
Pipe cleaners
Popsicle sticks

Step 1: Create a shape out of the pipe cleaners. Each boy made a curly cue and Bekah made a heart.
Step 2: Tie string to the pipe cleaner and to the popsicle stick. This will suspend the pipe cleaner in the solution. *Hint - don't let them rest on the bottom of the jar.

Step 3: Boil 1 pint of water and dissolve 1/3 cup of borax.
I tried to dye the water but it didn't make the crystals colored.
*Hint - whatever color you want your shapes; choose that color pipe cleaner. Also use pretty string not ugly red yarn.

Step 4: Let them sit in the solution overnight.

Step 5: Display!!