November and December Science Experiments

We opened the second jar of applesauce we canned two months ago. Nobody was brave enough to eat it, though.
November and December Science Experiments

We identified the parts of a plant.
November and December Science Experiments

We made a slide using the root and looked at it under the microscope.
November and December Science Experiments

We dissected a lima bean and identified the seed parts.
November and December Science Experiments

We dissected a flower and identified all the parts.
November and December Science Experiments

We made a battery out of a lime, pennies, nails, wire, and a calculator.
November and December Science Experiments

We looked at sound waves by plucking guitar strings and rubberbands stretched between our fingers.
November and December Science Experiments

Cameron punched a word in braille on cardboard and the other two boys tried to read it with their fingers.
November and December Science Experiments

We looked at a slide of skin cells.
November and December Science Experiments

We assembled a filtration system (to show how a kidney works) using a two-liter bottle, rocks, sand, cotton balls, and coffee filters. They ran water mixed with dirt and oil through it.
November and December Science Experiments

We balanced on one foot and observed how their bodies worked to keep them upright.
November and December Science Experiments

We shined a flashlight in their eyes to see how their pupils automatically constrict when exposed to light.
November and December Science Experiments

We demonstrated how the body wants to stay in homeostatis. They checked their pulse (Fritz’s was 72 beats per minute) and then exercised for one full minute. They checked their pulse again (Fritz’s went up to 108 beats per minute). Then they relaxed for five minutes and then checked their pulse one more time (Fritz’s had gotten back down to 78 beats per minute).
November and December Science Experiments

I told each of them their birth stories. Adrian apologized for being born 12 days late.
November and December Science Experiments

And, of course, we dissected a frog.

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