Monday, July 21, 2014

Greenhouse Effect and Autumn Leaves

Phew. Some days are diamonds and some days are stones.
We had talks about respect, respecting me and each other. Wasting time with stupid little bickers...basically crap. Yes...sometimes my kids just don't want to cooperate.  It does my head in. Then life discussions happen and we move on. Thankfully.

We started the day with a DVD...a simple synopsis of Romeo and Juliet. It was great because it gave them an idea of the story and characters before we read it. We used a no fear Shakespeare book which I used...and the kids had R and J plays to read. We all took it in turns. They were surprisingly interested.

We then used a lab kit...and enjoyed doing experiments about the greenhouse effect. We all learnt something.
When coal, petrol and wood is burnt the carbon dioxide produced stays in the earth's atmosphere and this creates a heating effect. They also discovered that co2 doesn't allow a flame,  which they quite enjoyed testing over and over again until the air was back to normal in the test container. 

They finished off their water colour and crayon autumn pic th ure and drew a native animal from the bushcare area they are looking after.

A little bit of music, some skipping and some geography to still go. 
It certainly was a good learning day...
Until next time

1 comment:

  1. Mine loved doing the balloon blow up one. Have you shown your kids Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet?