Kitchen science

Today was a good day.

I teach a primary science class on Friday mornings, involving two of my children plus other homeschooling children. The theme for this term is ‘The Material World’ and we made bread rolls, fairy cakes, crystals and lots of washing up.

Pokemon Boy does not join in with these classes. I still haven’t quite sorted out how to ‘do’ his science. Next year, when he is High School age, I might try to teach him in a group of other children of similar age.

Anyway, today he was keen to work with me as we were looking at properties of materials by making chocolate biscuits. We made a simple shortbread recipe and then melted chocolate to decorate them with. This started out being a drizzle but soon we decided we wanted more chocolate than that.

photo 3 (4)

photo 4 (2)

Pokemon Boy doesn’t have much more science to get through this term and we have jointly decided that when he finishes, we will go to Max Brenner’s to celebrate with chocolate fondue.

And now I am staying up too late writing for my blogs, and I doubt I will go to parkrun tomorrow morning…

Advertisements

About scimumsam

An ex scientist living in Australia, currently tutoring maths and science and homeschooling my own children. I blog about science and maths education on NurtureLearning.com, and homeschooling (infrequently) on lookingslantwise.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s