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Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2016-2017): We will be using a variety of different curriculum this year, with Notgrass' Uncle Sam and You as our main History, Bible and Literature focus. Our oldest, EL, is in 12th grade this year, but has special learning needs due to autism. JJ is our youngest, an active boy with Tourette Syndrome. He is in the 8th grade.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SCIENCE: Making Solutions & Separating Mixtures


MAKING A SOLUTION:
SOLUTE (the item being dissolved) = Table salt.
SOLVENT (the item doing the dissolving) = Water.
 
Mix the two together to get a SOLUTION (salt water).
 
An egg is denser (heavier) than water, so it will sink. But, if you add 5 tsp. of salt to the water, the solution becomes denser and the egg will float.


SEPARATING MIXTURES:
Fill a jar half full of heavy whipping cream.
Then, shake it for about 15 minutes.

The globs of fat in the cream will bind together, causing the cream to become very thick. Keep shaking it until the cream separates into a glob of butter floating in buttermilk.

Drain the buttermilk and add salt to the butter if desired.
Then, spread on some crackers to taste.

Mmmmmm!


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