History: American Peoples

Weeks 31 and 32 of school we learned about American peoples using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 18.

We added to our timeline.
History: American Peoples

We did mapwork.
History: American Peoples

We made spirit wheels.
History: American Peoples

We glued popcorn on pictures of maize.
History: American Peoples

We made sand clay, made an earth mound with it, and built a house on top.
History: American Peoples

We built an igloo out of sugar cubes.
History: American Peoples

We watched a couple YouTube videos.
History: American Peoples

We made totem poles.
History: American Peoples

We looked at pictures from my parents’ trip to a Native American museum in Anchorage Alaska.
History: American Peoples

We did sand art.
History: American Peoples

We watched some more YouTube videos.
History: American Peoples

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Science: Radioactivity and Salts

Weeks 26 and 27 of school we learned about radioactivity and salts using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 15.

We soaked a piece of potato in plain water and a piece of potato in salt water and compared how different they felt after about an hour.
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

The boys gave oral reports on famous scientists (Cameron-Geiger, Fritz-Curie, Adrian-Hahn).
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

We watched a couple videos on YouTube.
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

We dissolved magnesium sulfate (epsom salts) in water and sodium carbonate (washing soda) in water until clear and then combined them. The water instantly turned milky. We strained the water and what was left was magnesium carbonate!
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

We used saltwater to complete a circuit and light up a flashlight battery. (Daddis helped get this one to work.)
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

We mixed sand and salt and then dissolved the salt in water. We strained out the sand, leaving behind just saltwater. Then we boiled the saltwater, leaving behind a dry, powdery salt.
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

We made ice cream.
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

We tried lots of different types of salt. It was interesting to discover that some kinds of salt were more salty than others. (My parents brought several salts with them when they moved and they certainly came in handy for this!)
Science: Radioactivity and Salts

The Arts: Textiles

Weeks 22 and 23 of school we learned about textiles using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 13.

We watched videos on how various types fabrics are made (animal, plant, mineral, synthetic).
The Arts: Textiles

We watched a video about the cotton gin.
The Arts: Textiles

We looked at cotton before and after it’s made into fabric.
The Arts: Textiles

We wove construction paper like fabric gets woven.
The Arts: Textiles

We watched more videos on how thread is made.
The Arts: Textiles

We played with nylon.
The Arts: Textiles

We tie dyed t-shirts.
The Arts: Textiles