Thursday, 4 February 2016

Science: How to make glue from milk

This is a fun experiment, it does involve heat so you do have to be careful and have a responsible adult when carrying out this investigation.


As you can see in this photo the glue we made was strong enough to stick two boxes of eggs together and hold the weight of the six eggs in the bottom box!  Pretty impressive!

SO...

For this scientific investigation I will take you through step by Step explaining the science behind it as we go.  First you will need:

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

When things are going in the right direction...

I have a home education group I come in and do a Science Crazy session for now.  My eight year old in particular loved making lots of new friends, and meeting their pets.


Monday, 11 January 2016

Science: How to make Carbonic acid

When carbon dioxide is added to water, the gas adds acidity to the water.  The reaction between the Carbon dioxide and the water is a synthesis reaction, sometimes known as a combination reaction, and creates an acid known as Carbonic acid.  



In this post I will talk you through Step by Step on how to make Carbonic Acid and the Science of the reaction as we go...

Monday, 4 January 2016

Here's to a NEW year!

So I am looking forward to this year.  I feel quite positive about it.  I have new Science Clubs opening up and, now Christmas is out of the way I am back to working on the rest of my new Science book that I am putting together.




Christmas was much better than I had anticipated this year.  We were busy with all sorts of crafts; Christmas cake and mince pie baking; writing cards and much more.  It was fun and the house was filled with laughter...  


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The rush of December...

Recently life has been so busy, but in so many good ways.  There has been a birthday celebration...



Chiara loved her time with the horse.  All four girls had an hour of lesson and the stables were so kind they let they groom the horses and muck out a stable.  They enjoyed themselves so much.

Monday, 7 December 2015

UK Blog Awards

I have been working hard on this blog for nearly 5 years now and I am humbled by the views, so I have entered the UK Blog Awards this year! If you enjoy reading my blog I'd really appreciate your vote! Thank you!!! 

I've just entered the UK Blog Awards ‪#‎UKBA16‬

Sunday, 6 December 2015

THIRTEEN YEARS!

I am now the mother of a teenager!




There are many mixed emotions for me: argghhh!  I'm old, I have a teenage daughter and all those memories and to think that there are more to be made in the future and memories...

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

One thing I REALLY love about home education...





So what is this one thing I love most about Home Education?

FLEXIBILITY



  • Flexibility with when we learn and when we play.
  • Flexibility of what we learn.

  • The flexibility to look deeper into a subject that sparks interest!
  • The flexibility to study topics at different levels allowing for family bonding time while learning!
  • The flexibility to stop when things get intense - after all my aim is to keep learning fun. 







Our Home Education Journey has been just that, a journey...

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Science: How to make a Geode

So this is how to make your own geode!  



Ok, it's not a real geode but this simple but fun experiment can help kids understand they are formed. To be honest, how geodes are formed is still a phenomena but scientists have a couple of theories one of these theories is lava!

First here's how to make your own geode...

Monday, 26 October 2015

New experiments and things...

Our home ed life has been super busy, but good.  Plenty of friends filling up our week and new projects begun, workbooks completed new ones bought - this always excites my children as I let them choose for themselves.


I have been focusing on Harmonie recognising all letters better and counting down from 10.   She counted to 30 the other day which,  for her, is a great achievement.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The balancing act of a homeschooling self-employed mum


Life for us is non-stop busy but it's good!  This weekend we went out in the car.  We didn't need to do anything particularly special, a trip to the big pet shop this week was enough excitement.  I am hoping to do something a bit more exciting soon mind.





I am really proud of myself for keeping up with my yoga this past year despite all that has been going on.   Every morning I have started my day with a yoga workout - often my youngest two join in, which is super cute and means I can add some acro-yoga to my regime!  It also means I find my kids practicing yoga when we're out...

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Going Places...

Would you believe it, someone asked me, after I told them I had 4 children, if they were all teenagers!  I know my Chiara is coming up to 13 but not all of them! Argh!  She made me feel old.
 

 


Obviously, I was on my own and, to be fair, she was a very sweet, very young lady.  I could tell she meant no offense - in a way this made things feel slightly worse, as far as feeling a little old.  I didn't dare ask the question:  Can you guess my age? I'm scared at what she might have said as she was comparing me to her mother!  Ha! or should I say arrrgghhhh!

These last few weeks have been hectic.  Mostly filled with good things.  Like new Science Crazy Clubs popping up!  There have been a few challenges, if you read this blog regularly you will know that my super-star-one-day-to-be-leader-of-something-great-daughter Honi likes to challenge me, as well as her sisters and some of my few good friends most frequently!

Here's a peek at what we've been up to...

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Chemical Reactions: combustion of iron

In this experiment we are going to look further into what happens when the combustion of iron occurs...




The definition of combustion: The process of burning something.

Combustion is a chemical reaction.


Have you ever thought of what somethings weighs before and after it's burnt?  Well in this experiment that's exactly what we are going to do!

When doing this experiment please be careful as it does involve fire.  Ensure there is nothing like paper or cloth or anything else that can easily catch fire around.  Also it is very important that you wear goggles for this experiment.

What you will need:

  • A bunsen burner, or chefs torch - you could try an alcohol burner if you have one
  • Steel wool - like you use to scrub the pans
  • Tongs
  • Weighing scales
  • A metal baking tray
How to do this investigation...