Friday, September 25, 2009

Mondays are Chemistry and Art

Mikro is taking a fun introduction to chemistry called Crazy Chem, offered through Mad Science and our homeschool group at the Bronx Library Center.

For the first session, they learned about atoms, molecules and compounds; the three states of matter; and chemical reactions and their signs. They learned that color changes, creation of a new substance, release or absorption of heat and bubbling all are signs of a chemical reaction taking place. They did an experiment, combining weak acid and a weak base with an indicator, and watching to see if a reaction occurred.

After lunch, we had our first art class, in which the kids made portfolios to hold the things they will make in the coming weeks. Mikro likes wearing his Home Depot apron to class.

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