Saturday, November 13, 2010

Crystal Clear

Danya has been working in a new science book this year called "Properties of Matter". For the first time ever I'm allowing her to work through the book entirely on her own. She reads about molecules and compounds and then writes notes and draws pictures in her science journal.

I'm amazed at how well she's understanding the concepts and able to express them in her own words in the journal. There are also lots of little experiments that she does without any help from me. She's learning to take control of her own education, which is a useful skill, since as we all know, when you're an adult no one is going to knock on your door and ask if they can teach you something that you need to know.

In November she was working on experiments to see which combinations of materials make crystals and which ones don't. She had several bowls going at once and was very excited when she finally got positive results.

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