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THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2018-2019): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May 2017. She remains at home due to her special needs, and continues to learn with us when she is able. JJ is in 10th grade this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and are using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

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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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