The Teach/Learn Blogging Carnival hosted by Science@home is for anyone, because we are all teachers and learners all the time. This month our theme is "Studies of Society and the Environment" which covers all the humanities, from history to finance, geography, politics and of course the environment. Check out the links at the bottom to find some other great posts on SOSE.
***For the past couple of weeks we've been learning all about volcanoes. Our interest in this started because of some rocks that Jacob found on a recent trip to a friend's farm. We brought them home to show Daddy and he told us they were volcanic rock. Jacob found this very interesting so we thought it'd be good to do some activities around volcanoes.
So, can you guess what's coming yet? The bottle in the middle of the volcano is for our science experiment! We put bicarb in the bottle and then added vinegar, coloured with red food dye, and a little detergent to make our very own volcano eruption! Lots and lots of fun and a great way to simulate an actual volcano for the kids (not that volcanoes are caused by bicarb and vinegar reactions but y'know ;))
We had a couple of fun weeks learning about volcanoes. I wonder what we'll discover next?
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- The Planning Queen has pulled together some of the many great sources that you can use to keep kids up to date with world news.
- SMMART Ideas is writing about how your 2 year old isn't too young to learn the names and locations of the state she lives in and those around her...or even countries of the world!
- For Adventures with Kids, photos can provide a great starting point for telling or discovering history, from family history to world history. Find out some questions to ask about the photos to get you started and where you can find historical images.
- Narelle at A Bunch of Keys has been having lots of fun learning all about volcanoes and how they work.
- Monique at Your Cheeky Monkey knows that kids are fascinated with igloos - how they are built and why they don't melt. We investigate why!
- Deb Chitwood at Living Montessori Now has a fun treat to celebrate the end of a geography unit on land and water forms.
- At Homeage, almost every day they get another piece of the world delivered to their door, helping them learn about where and how other people live.
- Deb's girls at Science@home have been building their family tree and talking about all their relationships.