Welcome to another week of art at Monarch Room! Silas enjoyed learning about Michelangelo these past few weeks though he thought he was a bit of a complainer. As we learned while studying Da Vinci, Michelangelo and old Leo were rivals. We are wrapping up our time in the Renaissance, so studying Michelangelo was perfect timing.
I thought this was a great explanation of how what Michelangelo's technique would have been for his fresco paintings. A lot of work! I can't even imagine, though he made it pretty clear he didn't love the work.
We got a little bit behind in science, so we've been doing it almost every day. Silas doesn't let me go too long with skipping Science. It's one of his favorite subjects. This week we learned about the different states of matter. First we learned about gasses, liquids and solids by using H2O as an example.
Next we bagged up a rock, water and air to demonstrate how each takes up space differently.
We located a solid and a liquid.
We also found a gas though technically this is more of a mist.
Then we learned about the freezing point and condensation point of water.
We also learned what the boiling point was as well.
We learned how some mixtures or liquids will take the shape of their container.
Except this didn't really work so much because the peanut butter and Mayonnaise were too thick to take the shape of the bowl.
Ok, so I think Jello is really gross, but apparently science curriculum providers want to make sure to get as much food coloring as they can into our kids. Silas thought it was cool that we got to make Jello for science. Jello comes out of the package as a solid.
It is mixed with boiling water, so there is liquid and gas present. The liquid dissolves the solid, so at this point in the process we have a liquid.
Lemon Extravaganza with Lentil that we had this week as well. The unpeeled orange was supposed to float.
Chinese Checkers set so long ago.
Phew! That was a lot of science! I love that all of these experiments are easily done for the most part with things we have around the house.
Thank you so much for visiting! What was your favorite part of school this week?