Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Photobucket School Adventures

Monday - Game Day! We took advantage of having Uncle Nate and Aunt Heather here for a rare visit. We do miss living near family. I wish the children had closer relationships with extended family.

Tuesday -We spent quite a bit of time playing a jousting game, and dressing Henry the VIII today. We had so much fun that Arielle came out and joined us. ::snort::

Wednesday - We (Elementary and Jr. High) are now in a module on whales. This is an amazing year for the younger boys - KNIGHTS and WHALES in the same year! ::snort:: This site has some awesome audio files of whales "talking". Cool. We've just begun to explore this area.

Our young men, Jared and Jamin, went to help take out and put up a new fence for the man who lives next to the site where they've been holding clubs for House of Faith. This was cool as the man was promised a new fence after his dog had been teased by the kids so many weeks....

Heather, my sister in law, told me about a demonstration that she did with her class before taking them to visit the OR Aquarium. I had to try it today as we have talked about how sound travels better through water than air. Science sheet and photos to follow. I'm not sure what we were supposed to learn, but this is how it played out for us. ::snort:: (My ears are still popping!)

Scientific Speculation Sheet
Name _____________________________ Date: 22 October 2008

Experiment Title: Sound Traveling through air and water

Materials Used:
Mason jar

Procedure: (What you will do or what you did)
Hold jar to ear and tap the side.
Fill jar with water.
Hold jar to ear and tap the side.

Hypothesis: (What you think will happen and why)
Nolan (and all agree) the noise will be louder when there is water in the jar, because sound travels better through water.

Results: (What actually happened)
The sound was about the same…but with the water it “makes your ears go nuts”. It hurts. It makes your ears feel like they need to pop. So the sound wasn’t as different as we expected….but the sound was more of an “inner ear” thing.

Conclusion: (What have you learned)
Don’t tap windows at aquariums. Sound is louder and affects your inner ear more when it travels through water.

Empty Jar

Full Jar

Piano, readings, games.....the year is ON!

©2008 D.R.G.


Cynthia said...

We're in full swing here as well.... Lots of learning going on. It's SO fun that we're doing the same science as you this year with the younger ones.

berrypatch said...

Oh I so love that last photo of Nolan! ;-) We did Zoo 2 last year & it was great.

Romany said...

And if you move here, I can take you to see Hal's armour for real!
It's quite impressive!

Jodi said...

Don't think we'll try this one. The photos of hurting people, especially Nolan,are convincing enough of this result!