Earth Day and Peak Science Fair 2014
Today, we celebrated Earth Day with our Peak homeschool friends by participating in Peak Science Fair 2014. Both of my kids had a blast. In the late afternoon, we visited Brown Family Dairy Farm!
For science project, Arjun learnt what type of food belong to which food group. He has been very excited and he will point out to food on his plate everyday and inform us about the different food group each belongs to. However, he refused to do the presentation. I did it for him. He had a blast and he was thrilled to receive the medallion from Ms. Paula Cox and a certificate from Ms. Megan Ratts.
Kabir’s science project was titled “Rethink Your Drink”. He chose a few common drinks (Water, CapriSun Lemonade, CapriSun Punch, Vitamin Water, Powerade, Sprite, Code, Dr. Pepper, Fanta, Mountain Dew, Snapple) and calculated how much sugar cubes each of those drinks had. Then he was very happy to learn that after water, CapriSun Lemonade and Punch has the least amount of sugar cubes. Surprisingly, Snapple had the maximum amount of sugar cubes. Then, we learnt about High Fructose Corn Syrup and how CapriSun Lemonade and Punch is actually not good for us. Snapple had the maximum sugar cubes but it was the only drink from the chosen ones that didn’t have High Fructose Corn Syrup. After this project, Kabir has managed to say NO to CapriSun (his favorite drink) Lemonade and Punch a few times. So, the project was worth it!!!
In addition, we created a game of Source (releases carbon dioxide in the atmosphere) or Sink (absorbs carbon dioxide in the atmosphere) for all the children. Kabir took all the photos and then we figured if it was source or sink. This game was inspired by the one in San Diego Birch Aquarium. We enjoyed doing this.
Paula Cox and Megan Ratts were very kind to award the kids with a medallion and a certificate.
Here is a visual journey of our trip to Brown family dairy farm.