Archive for the ‘Science Projects’ Category

Oil Exploration with Arjun

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

After having read about oil exploration, we repeated the experiment that we had done with Kabir in 2014.  We filled a shoebox with sand and small stones and somewhere in between, I hid a small plastic box with green and blue colored dishwashing liquid to represent oil.  We taped a graph paper on top of the shoebox.  We marked the directions for North, South, East and West.  Then Arjun started exploring for oil by digging into our pretend earth with skewers.  When he hit the spot, we used a pipette to suck out the oil.  He had fun doing this.

US Space and Rocket Center

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Boys have attended and plan to attend most of the homeschool days at US Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville.  They absolutely love it!

Fall Homeschool Day: For Kabir, topics covered were history of Space race and America’s role in it and about ISS. Arjun learnt about ISS and first rockets in the world. Both of them participated in hands-on activities and made a model of Earth and moon.



Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Boys participated in homeschool activity of making volcano:

Breathing Experiment

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Arjun and I read about lungs and so he did the breathing experiment (same breathing experiment that Kabir had done) with his father.  Here are the photos:

Challenges 2017-2018

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The challenge classes this academic year includes the following:

Rock Painting for Thunder Rock Campground: Boys painted rocks. One of the  homeschool families is going to spend their summer at Thunder Rock Campground in Tennessee and they are going to hide these rocks on trails so that the visitors can find them and take them as souvenirs.

Make Brush Bots: The instructions we followed are here. Kids had such a great time playing with the bots.  It was a big hit with everyone!  You may watch the video here: IMG_6404 (3)

Make Truss Bridge Using Craft Sticks:  The instructions we followed are here.  Kids worked in groups of 3.  There were 5 bridges that we tested for the strength by attaching a scale.

Bridge #1: 48 lb

Bridge #2: 39 lb

Bridge #3: 22 lb

Bridge #4: 19 lb

Bridge #5: 16 lb

Maker Challenge II: Kids were asked to create artwork on a flat surface.  Kabir chose an old photo frame and Arjun decided to do his artwork on a canvas.  They were allowed to use the junk items that were collected over time.

Maker Challenge I: Kids were allowed to make whatever they want using all the junk that were collected over time.