Thursday, November 8, 2007

Matter, Molecules ,and Magic School Bus

Continuing our mini chemistry unit today, we read:

The chemistry section in What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know
What Is the World Made Of?
What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? (I found this book at the NOEO Science website. I can't afford the curriculum, but I have not problem, um... borrowing the book ideas from the website. This book is really good.)

The girls were eating lunch while reading these books and we got into a good discussion of matter changing state - the frozen gogurt changing from solid to liquid and the scrambled eggs changing from liquid to solid. I couldn't explain why the heat changed the eggs from liquid to slid, but changed the gogurt from solid to liquid. I will have to ask our resident science expert (dh) when he gets home. I am sure he will know.

We also watch several Magic School bus episodes that related to our current topic.

The Water Cycle
Makes a Stink
In a Pickle
Meets Molly Cule


Leila - mommyof4 said...

Ahhh... Magic School Bus... just about the only cartoon I can let the kids watch and count as school!

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