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Friday, August 29, 2008

Science Fridays - Chemical Reaction

Welcome to our Lab!!
UHM, I mean kitchen.  
We finished up "The Hickory Chair" today with a science lesson on
chemical reactions and curdling.

Following is a glimpse into our life, homeschooling, and science.

Our mad scientist!!  He disguises himself as the "Pumpkin Man" and has super strength.  Okay, maybe he's just standing over the air purifier and his shirt is puffed up.

My "love science, but can I do the experiment from the couch?" son!!

Here we are getting set up for figuring out chemical reactions.  We put a 1/4 cup milk in each of the 3 bowls.  Then added 1 tablespoon of orange juice to one, 1 tablespoon vinegar to another, and 1 table spoon lemon juice to another.  Stir and leave for five minutes!!

AND THE WINNER for "Most Chemical Reaction" IS:

Drum Roll Please!!

Milk and Vinegar
It began to curdle immediately!!

Second Place Winner!!
Milk and Lemon Juice
Although it separated quickly, too, it didn't react the same as milk and vinegar.

Third Place Winner
Milk and Orange Juice
This ended up looking like a melted dreamsicle.  The milk even had an orange tint to it.

A fun morning of homeschooling was had by all.  The boys are happy that we had orange juice left over too!!


  1. More fun than I've had this morning!

  2. I love it! I can't wait to try this with my guys.

  3. Sounds like you all are having fun.