MarioFan completed his Thomas Edison unit study and is moving on to learning about Alexander Graham Bell. We are also continuing to take our FutureLearn course on electricity.
|we completed reading this book and did all the experiments inside|
|The book comes with it's own animation machine|
|Which MarioFan assembled and tried out|
|There were several strips to try out. We learned that Edison opened up many shops with these machines inside and charge .25cents for the public to view the moving photos.|
|Next MarioFan and I tried to draw a few strips of our own and see how it works. Neither of us are great artist;) LOL|
FireDrake is continuing to work on her biology book by E.O. Wilson and was finally able to do the edible cell lab that we have been waiting to do for so loooong, lol. After examining the many different versions out there and with this coming up so soon after halloween we decided to go a slightly healthier route. We made a fruit pizza edible cell!
|First Firedrake filled out a form labeling the parts of the cell and wrote down what fruit would represent what part of the cell.|
|She made a large round sugar cookie as a base|
|bake it and then poured on vanilla yogurt. Each part was label for what it represented in the cell:)|
|Finished edible cell, a slightly healthier version:)|
|Next she sat down with her brother and Dad and explained all the parts of the cell and what each meant and then we ate it:)! which of course is the best part:)!|
|Here are a few of the books we are looking at along with videos and movies of the time such as Gangs of New York.|
I also plan on discussing child labor and overall poor working conditions at this time for many of the immigrants.