Here are some pictures of some of the Science experiments we have been doing this year...
DISSECTING OWL PELLETS:
We dissected an owl pellet at the library with other homeschoolers. Owls cannot digest the fur and bones of a rodent, so they cough it up into a pellet. JJ thought it was really cool to dig through a pellet and find the little rodent bones. I helped EL get through it, but she was not thrilled.
|EL and I finding rodent bones|
|JJ and a friend finding bones and matching them up|
DIAGRAM OF AN ATOM:
|Getting ready to whisk egg whites to make meringue cookies|
|Whisking the egg whites whips air bubbles into the albumin, |
producing a chain reaction.
|The albumin traps the bubbles, making a foam. |
When you bake it, the foam hardens into meringues.
|Pepper flakes sprinkled onto water float on the top|
because of surface tension.
|A drop of detergent breaks the surface tension |
and pushes the pepper flakes away.
More Science photos to come....