Using R.E.A.L. Science Chemistry, we have learned about atoms and that a group of the same atoms form molecules to make an element. This week we learned that molecules can bond together. If like molecules bond together, we get a compound. If different molecules bond together, you get a mixture.
I illustrated this by making some gumdrop molecules.
Of course the kids wanted in on the action too. They went a little more elaborate, however.
That little bug that hit Alex last week hit Jacob this week, so we did not make it to church. We did, however, make it to our homeschool group field trip to the Sugar Shack where we learned all about making maple syrup.
We learned all about tree selection and tapping the tree.
We tasted some sweet tree sap.
We visited the room where they evaporate some of the 98% water content from the sugar.
We learned about the interesting history of tapping maple trees
and had a little practice drilling just the right size hole in the tree.
We had a good time, and there was even a little lull in the snowstorm that hit us yesterday so that we were able to get to and from The Sugar Shack safely.