Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Science in Art

Today CoM worked 3 pages of math - reading, addition and graphing. We had a bit of a misunderstanding because she is very much like her mama and tried making it harder than it needed to be but when she calmed down she had an "oh" moment and we were back to normal.
We went outside and learned about liquid/solid transformations*: water, oil and glycerin, food coloring. We dropped approximated a teaspoon of oil into the water, several drops, and watched them pull together. We dripped yellow, blue, pink and purple food coloring into the oil, separate spots, and watched as the food coloring sank through the oil into the water below. It mixed together and made a black shade. We looked through the jar of water/coloring, watching the sun filter through and turn into red. Very cool.
We took glycerin from CoM's soap-making kit, melted it down and mixed in a rose scent. We kept the colors separate and made our own forms, again using her kit. CoM made a fairy while I made hearts and LB made a flower and angel.
We also took water, food coloring, watercolor paint and water-based markers to construction paper. We dripped food coloring in various places onto the white paper. LB learned how mixing red and blue make purple, blue and yellow make green. They seemed to have fun learning how the liquids mixed or didn't, as the case may be. CoM dragged her water-loaded paintbrush through the paint and mixed colors together, watching how the paint thinned and spread across the paper.

What is your favorite Creative color?

*note: the school in which the girls are enrolled is an online private academy. They follow Maryland's standards for education. The curriculum/lesson plans used today was pulled from MD's education sites.*

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