We continued our regular routine (see numerous past posts of Daily Work) for most of our subjects this week. Some review and memory work has begun as we start to wind down the year. We've been working on some Bible related memory work, as well as states and their capitals this week. We continue to review Latin vocabulary and will begin a total book review of Greek next week. We are also doing some review of Spanish grammar work, and continue our vocabulary book review.
This week in chemistry, my son completed a couple of chapters in Tiner and we prepared for his 3 hour lab today. Here are the labs he has completed from the Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments (5 out of 8 weeks completed):
Differential Solubility: Separate Sand and Salt
Purify Copper Sulfate (and then also produce copper carbonate) - both used for later labs
(These are absolutely beautiful, too, by the way!)
Solubility and Solutions
Make up a Molar Solution of Copper Sulfate (used in later labs)
Make up a Molar Solution of Hydrochloric Acid
Make a Mass to Volume % Solution of Phenolphthalein
Determine the Effect of Concentration on pH
Red Cabbage as a pH Indicator
Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
Reactivity of Metals
Observe the Composition Reaction of Iron (II) Sulfide
Observe a Single Displacement Reaction
He got to play around with some reactivity, too, such as turning a penny silver, then gold; coating a nail with brass, etc.....
In his last three labs, he'll be working with gas chemistry, then colloids and suspensions.
This week in history and literature, in addition to continuing with books we'd already started, we were reading about various South American uprisings and Simon Bolivar. Here are some of the books we read from this week:
Kingfisher and Usborne World encyclopedias
Pertinent portions of the following books related to the particular time period in history we are studying:
Bolivia, Enchantment of the World, Byron Augustin
Places and Peoples of the World: Bolivia, Karen Schimmel
Cultures of the World, Bolivia, Robert Pateman
Peru, Enchantment of the World, Emilie Lepthien
National Geographic Countries of the World: Peru, Anita Croy
Countries of the World: Ecuador, Amy Daniels
Ecuador, Enchantment of the World, JoAnn Milivojevic
We read all of First Reports: Bolivia, Cynthia Klingel and Children of the World: Bolivia, Yoshiyuki Ikuhara and also looked at some of the pictures and captions from the newer Welcome to Bolivia, Ng Li-San.
We read Welcome to Venezuela, Yumi Ng; Peru, the Land, Bobbie Kalman; Discovering Cultures: Peru, Sarah De Capua; and Simon Bolivar, South American Liberator, Carol Greene.
We read stories from these countries from The Emerald Lizard, Fifteen Latin American Tales to Tell, Pleasant DeSpain.
Obviously, this was a big geography week, LOL.....