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Simple Science Experiment

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We have officially finished day two of school for the school year and so far everything is great.

No tears + No yelling + Completing our planned lessons = Great

We are eclectic homeschoolers, which means I pick and choose a variety of curriculum for our subjects. This year, we have decided to use Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science for our science lessons.

I’ve used Apologia in the past, but this is the first year I also purchased the companion notebook for each of my daughters. I am so glad I did! The notebooks definitely add to the reading since they require the students to answer questions, write sentences, and record science labs.

I’ve mentioned in the past that my daughters and I enjoy doing science experiments together at home. Well, today we had the opportunity to complete a simple science experiment for our science lesson concerning atoms and density.

Jobs of a Preschooler- I'm a scientist...

“I’m a scientist…” from Jobs of a Preschooler

If you would like to replicate this simple experiment, gather the following supplies:

  • tall clear jar
  • 2/3 c vegetable oil
  • 2/3 c water
  • 2/3 c corn syrup
  • small rock
  • grape
  • ice cube
  • piece of cork

Once you have your supplies, you can follow these steps:

  1. Pour vegetable oil in glass.
  2. Pour water in glass.
  3. Pour corn syrup in glass.
  4. Drop rock, grape, ice cube, and cork into glass.

Simple Science Experiment

So simple, yet fun to do. After writing the lab report in their notebooks, my daughters stirred the contents of the glass jar with a spoon to see what would happen.

I labeled a picture I took of the experiment for them to add to their notebooks along with their drawings of the different layers.

Simple Science Experiment

Will you try this science experiment at home?



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