Boys participated in MSEF Region VII Lower Science Fair at Ole Miss. Arjun won 2nd place in the category of Physics and Astronomy and Kabir won 1st place in the category of Engineering. Also, Kabir’s project has been nominated for Broadcom Masters.
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.
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.
Boys participated in homeschool activity of making volcano:
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: