Chemistry Follow-up

I have realised I haven’t written about how we follow-up on the science curriculum.

Last week we looked at chemistry, and LE seemed really taken with the periodic table.  (This link is now fixed.)   We printed it off, laminated it, and placed it where he sits at the table. We ended up having to do another one for A, it was so popular. Now mealtimes are often spent in a discussion where LE points to an element and we pronounce it, discuss what it is for and what the element is like in its pure state. (Don’t worry, it’s all on the periodic table!) We have also talked about chemical bonding and common compounds.  I have been really enjoying this because I am learning so much! I was not the chemist in our family 🙂 .

I also went to the library catalogue online and ordered some books for LE. We are still waiting for these to come in, but they include How to Make a Universe from 92 Ingredients and Sorting the Elements, as well as some books on famous chemists and the elements they discovered. I always borrow more books than we are likely to read because I’m not always able to predict exactly what will take the boys’ interest.

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