Posts Tagged ‘Science’

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.

Children of the Sun

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Kabir wrote a poem on the Solar system and then both Kabir and Arjun created illustrations with the help of Mrs. Vicki Farmer.  Here’s a little back-cover summary of the book.

Designed to introduce children to the solar system, this book attempts to teach facts about the planets around our sun, from Saturn’s Rings to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. However, in this case the story goes a step further. What if… every planet wasn’t just a sphere of rock or gas? If they each had personalities, what would they be like? Here is one artist’s attempt to represent their unique personalities, each with his or her own distinctive qualities and behaviors, through The Children of the Sun. Follow this poem through our solar system, and read for yourself these special virtues of each of the children of the Sun. At the same time, readers can learn scientific facts about the solar system. We hope that you may enjoy this poem, written and illustrated by children.

Please buy this book at (you should be able to find coupons).  It’s a 50-page full color book.  Here’s the Facebook page for Children of The Sun.

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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: