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Chemistry – mass and weight November 2018

I always think the concept of mass versus weight is a difficult one, especially as we generally use the terms interchangeably in our every day language. Mass is the amount of matter in an object, and weight is the force of gravity acting on it. So, Dancing Toes' mass will be the same whether she… Continue reading Chemistry – mass and weight November 2018

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Kitchen science – The scientific method September 2018

Inspired by watching years of the boys’ experiments, Dancing Toes has requested to do chemistry this term. That’s a great choice by me; I’ve gone through the IGCSE syllabus twice with her brothers, and we’ve always had fun in earlier days working through our excellent homeschool curriculum. So, this week’s experiment was to work through… Continue reading Kitchen science – The scientific method September 2018

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Fun with autumn leaves September 2018

  We’ve had a week of picture book Autumn weather...crisp mornings (the chill in the air is demonstrated by the white clouds in every breath as the boys head off for a 7:40 am bus), clear blue skies and warm sunshine  as the day progresses. It’s also been the autumn equinox and associated harvest moon...more… Continue reading Fun with autumn leaves September 2018

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Kitchen science – 25 May 2018

We’ve always enjoyed “speriments”, whether this is creative mixing of ingredients (Sparkly Eyes’ current craze for making slime), or more structured kitchen chemistry.  The girls rediscovered and old Usborne book which I had for the boys, and spent an industrious morning performing some of the experiments, while I was helping prepare Rhythm Dude for his… Continue reading Kitchen science – 25 May 2018