I’ve been meaning to do this post for a long time! We thoroughly enjoyed Apologia’s Exploring Creation With Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright last year. We did all the reading at home, and the kids did the experiments and projects at their co-op.
Studying Chemistry and Physics
Enjoy our pictorial journal of the year. And I hope you’ll love doing this book with your kids as well. We used it with all our kids, ages Kindergarten through 7th grade (although the 7th grader supplemented his reading with Bright Idea Press’s Christian Kids Explore Physics book since the Apologia book is for K-6).
Testing different surfaces for friction (water, oil):
Learning about amorphous solids (have the characteristics of both solids and liquids):
Seeing how acids react with metal (vinegar and steel wool):
Projects with Simple Machines:
Making a periscope:
Making Terrariums to understand the water cycle:
Lava lamps to understand density and solutions:
My husband even came in to teach a couple of classes for the kids.
The chemistry class he taught I only took video for–so no pictures. 🙁
This is a copper pipe. Copper conducts electricity, but isn’t magnetic, so a strong neodymium magnet slowly floats down the tube!
Magnetizing a steel nail to pick up paper clips:
Making a simple motor:
The teacher explaining about magnetism:
The kids had so much fun with all the chemistry and physics projects!
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Lisa M. @ Farm Fresh says
Wow! I love seeing science in action! You guys did a lot! We are looking forward to using Apologia Zoology 1 for the first time this year.
How much fun is this! I love Apologia.
Gena, these “experiments” look so colorful and fun! I wish I was taught this way while growing up!