Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Potato Jar

So we decided not to long ago to do a potato experiment.
What I did was I took a potato and had the kids stick toothpicks in it and put it in a bit of water in a jar and put it in the windowsill several weeks ago.
Every week my kids would check it and would be a bit disappointed not to see any change, my daughter actually asked if the potato was broke! LOL....
I still had them take notes of what was happening. Soon it started to sprout and the kids were so excited!
This was defiantly a wonderful experiment to do, as long as you have some patience ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chicken's Anatomy

So I thought it would be interesting to ask my children to look at a few different type of eggs to see what they thought would be different about them and what could be different inside and once hatched ect.
My son he thought that the chickens would be what ever color the egg was on the outside, that was the jist of his opinion. My daughter was not as quick to jump to that conclusion. She thought I think that I might be asking a trick question. lol ;-)
I then showed them photos that were what the birds looked like once hatched.
I also printed out a diagram of a chicken and learned the different parts of their anatomy.
My mom had just gotten some chickens recently. I find that learning about certain things are the easiest when children are interested .