We did all the normal stuff today. The math, the language arts and the history. Where it got a little more interesting and different was when we did some science.
I have a couple of little periodic tables but over the year we'll be building a big periodic table on the kitchen wall with index cards. We put up our first one today. It was Hydrogen and on the card we've included the atomic weight, number and the symbol. Also, the Latin root 'hydro' and Greek root, 'genes'. I'm also thinking we'll add the electron configuration as it seems to be a fairly simple concept. Here's the card:
It's not a masterpiece of design and 100 or so of those taped to the wall is soooo going to ruin the paint but oh well, we had fun.
We did watch some footage on the Hindenburg disaster. When Catherine asked what caused it I explained that it was the hydrogen of course. But not so! A little googling on the matter came up with the theory that it was actually the very flammable shell of the airship that was the initial problem. Of course once the flame got through the shell and ignited the hydrogen...
I have a few more neat things planned involving hydrogen this week but I'm hoarding them for later posts.